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Wafra recreational park gets nod

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‘Project boon for local tourism’

KUWAIT CITY, July 28: Days after the Cabinet’s decision to cancel the permission to hold recreational activities in the agricultural areas of Al-Wafra and Al- Abdali, the Council of Ministers this time has given the nod to establish a recreational park in Al-Wafra agricultural area, reports Al-Qabas daily. The Cabinet has assigned the ministerial committee supervising the follow-up and implementation of major development projects, and the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources to coordinate with the competent authorities to develop appropriate scenarios for the exploitation of the site that has been allocated by the Municipal Council.

The daily had published the decision to cancel entertainment projects in agricultural areas in its issue on July 20, under the title ‘The Council of Ministers is retracting entertainment in Wafra and Abdali’, and then the Council addressed the concerned authorities in its letter issued on July 24, 2022, during which it assigned the Ministerial Committee to implement this huge project on an area of about one million square meters. At a time when demands are increasing to open the atmosphere for entertainment in the country and to exploit agricultural areas to attract visitors — citizens and residents — who are eager to spend quiet times in the nature away from the urban hectic activity, a number of farmers considered that the establishment of this recreational park will serve domestic tourism.

The farmers reiterated that the establishment of recreational activities does not confl ict with food security. On the contrary, “attracting visitors will open new outlets for the sale of national crops and products.” Documents obtained by the daily showed that the planned park will include fish lakes, cinemas, local and international restaurants and cafeterias, in addition to water sports, open theaters, cultural centers, sports fields, accommodation cabins, a moving train, and others.