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‘Traders selling adulterated food will face tough action’ – ‘Plan to address flying pebbles issue’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7, (KUNA): Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri on Friday warned promoters of food unhealthy for human consumption would face firm punitive action. Manipulators with food supplies, during a recent campaign, have been referred to the public prosecution, pending further legal action, said the minister while honoring a number of Kuwait Municipality’s personnel. He praised the municipality’s staff in the capital branch for their efforts that led to arrest of a number of merchants selling food products unfit for human consumption. A recent campaign in Shuwaikh and Al-Rai resulted in confiscating and destroying 34.5 tons of bad food products. Eight grocery stores were shut down and 68 others received penalties.

Minister Al-Jabri, also Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, is the sole legislator in the Cabinet. Meanwhile, Public Works Minister Eng Abdurrahman Al- Mutawa has announced the formation of an ad hoc committee to review the pre-qualification of contractors who will carry out road maintenance works according to the new standards, KUNA photo Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri with Kuwait Municipality’s personnel. reports Al-Qabas daily. Speaking to the daily after presiding over the meeting of the ministerial Planning Committee recently, Al-Mutawa revealed a comprehensive plan has been laid down to address the flying pebbles issue and this plan will be submitted to the Public Utilities Committee in the Parliament soon.

In another development, Al- Mutawa said he met the representatives of the Public Authority for Roads and Land Transportation, indicating the concerned sectors will be transferred to the authority gradually. In an unrelated development, there are around 57 Kuwaiti investment projects, worth $2.9 billion, running in Sudan until 2016, said a Sudanese Ministerial official Friday.

Speaking to KUNA, Minister of State at Sudan’s Ministry of Investment Osama Faisal said that most Kuwaiti ventures were focused within the agricultural domain with over $one billion being pumped into this sector. The official affirmed that the Sudanese people were grateful for the Kuwaiti keenness to invest in Sudan, revealing that around $1.8 billion and $105 million were being invested in the services and infrastructure sectors respectively. Faisal affirmed that Sudan was eager to expand the scope of cooperation, revealing that his country will address the problems facing the development of business and commerce to attract more Arab and foreign investments.

There is a specific agreement with GCC countries to open new windows of opportunities for commerce and investments, said the official, affirming that the presence of more business in the country will help Sudan to further develop.Sudan’s priorities include achieving food security and developing the energy and industrial sectors, said Faisal who welcomed Kuwait and other countries to further invest in his nation. And, Kuwait Business Council in Dubai (KBC) announced Saturday that it launched an official website to provide adequate information and data on Kuwaiti business ventures in Dubai and the northern parts of the UAE.

According to a statement by the Council, the information on the website will be displayed both in the Arabic and English languages. The website will also offer documents allowing business personnel to become members of the council, said the KBC said.

The Kuwaiti Business Council was formed in 2016 under the umbrella of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is a non-profit organization aimed at coordinating efforts of Kuwaiti business personnel operating in Dubai. The Council also focuses on boosting economic ties between Kuwait and the UAE and especially the Emirate of Dubai.

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