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‘Move to install smart meters in final stages’ – ‘Treated water used for irrigation clean’

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) is currently putting the final touches on a plan to replace the old meters with smart meters, which will lead to the operation of the centralized system that consists of 1.2 million smart meters within seven years towards the …

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MEW illegally allows some expats to pay dues in monthly installments

KUWAIT CITY, May 7: Ministry of Electricity and Water has illegally excluded a number of expatriates from paying their dues of electricity and water consumption, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They explained that a collection office recently allowed an Iranian man to pay his dues of KD 5,600 on …

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‘MEW to implement soon electricity bill law’

KUWAIT CITY, May 5: Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al- Sane’ affirmed that Ministry of Justice has submitted a bill to the National Assembly for establishing a State Council, indicating that he is expecting its approval during the current term, reports Aljarida daily. He …

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Commercial sector ‘first’ in line to obtain smart meters – MoC staff bonus in June

KUWAIT CITY, April 28: The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) will soon start installing smart meters in the commercial sector in line with the newly-approved electricity and water charges based on consumption. In a press statement, Assistant Undersecretary for Planning and Training Dr Mish’an Al-Otaibi affirmed that the ministry …

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Second nod to rise in power, water prices – ‘Increase aims to curb consumption’

KUWAIT CITY, April 26: The Parliament approved the draft law on determining electricity and water fees based on consumption in its second deliberation Tuesday, with 48 votes in favor and eight against. During the first deliberation on April 13, the Parliament agreed on exempting private accommodations from the proposal which …

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‘Hike in power, water prices bid to push rationalization’ – ‘Private homes exempted from decision’

KUWAIT CITY, April 21: Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates are still concerned about the issue of increased electricity and water prices especially after the Parliament’s Finance Committee surprised them with the declaration of exempting private houses from the decision. However, some observers wondered if such an exemption and several others will …

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Most expats unhappy over hike in electricity charges – ‘Unfair … No option but to pay’

In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers shared their reaction to the hike in electricity charges for expatriate housing. Last week, Kuwait’s Parliament passed a bill allowing the government to raise power and water charges on foreign residents and on businesses but exempted citizens. In light of the plunging …

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Panel exempts ‘flat’ Kuwaitis – Power, water

KUWAIT CITY, April 19: The parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee agreed Tuesday to exempt citizens residing in investment residential buildings (apartments or flats) from the proposal to increase electricity and water charges. Committee Rapporteur MP Mohammad Al-Jabri disclosed the amended version of the bill states that Kuwaitis renting apartments …

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Nod to water, power hike on expats – Kuwaiti residences exempted – LOOMING VAT TAX TO ADD 5% TO GOODS, SERVICES

KUWAIT CITY, April 13, (AFP): Kuwait’s Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill allowing the government to raise power and water charges on foreign residents and on businesses but exempted the Gulf state’s citizens. Thirty-one MPs voted in favour while 17 members opposed it. The second and final round of voting …

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MP rejects proposals to raise water, power charges – Exemption sought for residential areas

KUWAIT CITY, April 10: MP Saleh Ashour has outrightly rejected the proposals of the government and the parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee to increase water and electricity charges based on consumption. In a press statement, the lawmaker asserted this will negatively affect all citizens, wondering why the government wants …

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