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Amir urges cooperation – Water, power fees response deadlined

KUWAIT CITY, April 3: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday advised leading legislators to seek to bolster cooperation between the legislative and executive authorities. His Highness the Amir, during his reception of the lawmakers, advised them to exert greater efforts and work hard for realizing …

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Water & electricity bills won’t exceed monthly KD 70 – MEW official

KUWAIT CITY, April 2, (KUNA): The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) said Saturday a monthly electricity and water bill would not exceed Kuwaiti dinars (KD) 70 ($232) on basis of government’s proposed tarrif increase. Mashaan Al-Otaibi, MEW’s Assistant Undersecretary for Planning and Training, was brushing aside social media reporting …

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MP voices objection to rise in water, power charges

KUWAIT CITY, March 31: MP Ahmed Al-Azmi has voiced objection to the government’s proposal to increase water and electricity charges, asserting this is not the right solution to the budget defi cit especially since it is deemed harmful to citizens and expatriates. Indicating the proposed charges are four times higher …

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Legislators discuss electricity charges – ‘Usage … not money’

KUWAIT CITY, March 8: The parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee discussed Tuesday the proposed electricity charges based on consumption with the Ministry of Electricity and Water’s representatives. Committee Chairman MP Faisal Al-Shaye disclosed they looked into the possibility of regulating power consumption by determining charges in accordance with the …

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Plan to install smart meters

KUWAIT CITY, March 7: Ministry of Electricity and Water Undersecretary Eng Mohammad Bushahri has unveiled a plan to float a tender for the installation of smart meters in an undisclosed governorate within the next two or three months, reports Al- Rai daily. In a press statement, Bushahri confirmed the ministry …

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‘Spending cut plans not attempt to tax citizens’ – NEW ELECTRICITY TARIFFS SOON

KUWAIT CITY, March 5, (Agencies): Planned economic reforms aim to rationalize spending, and are not an attempt by the government to levy taxes on the people, Minister of Electricity and Water Ahmad Al- Jassar said on Saturday. In a press statement after attending a meeting of the parliamentary committee on …

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MPs welcome reinstatement of Al-Jassar

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 29: Several lawmakers welcomed the Amiri decision to reinstate Ahmed Al-Jassar as Minister of Electricity and Water, indicating he is the right person for the post. Al-Jassar submitted his resignation late last year when he came under fi re from some MPs who threatened to grill him …

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MEW’s request for consultant rejected

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 12: Ministry of Finance has refused to employ an international consultant for preparing the tender of Nuwaiseeb Station Project, which is supposed to produce 3,000MW in the fi rst phase, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed sources. They explained that Ministry of Electricity and Water had requested for …

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Heavy consumption … ‘it can’t go on’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 8: The incumbent government has taken more measures towards economic reform than its predecessors, owing to its strong coordination with the legislative authority, says Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister and acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh. In a press statement Monday, Al-Saleh stressed the need to stop the …

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‘Privatization to improve services’ – ‘Transformers hinder projects’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Opinions expressed by officials of the Ministry of Electricity and Water were in agreement with that of Municipal Council member Ahmad Al-Fadhalah who considers the power transformers to be a drawback for residential areas and a major obstacle against the execution of development projects, reports Al-Rai …

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