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KUWAIT CITY, July 25: According to informed sources, the wood scrap area in Amghara is deemed to be closed and shifted to an alternative land in South Qairawan, the allocation of which to the Public Authority for Housing Welfare was objected to by the Environment Public Authority, claiming that the allocation confl icts with the Environment Law, reports Al-Nahar daily. The sources explained that the wood scrapyard can accommodate about 2,500 housing plots.
There is a proposal being studied by the government to allocate the land in South Umm Al-Hayman area for housing welfare, as this area could suffice 2,500 to 3,000 plots. Initiatives have been circulating about allocating what is known as “Patriot land” located on the Seventh Ring Road to be a residential area. It can accommodate about 4000 to 5000 housing units, but the matter is subject to the approval of the Ministry of Defense to give up the site in favor of the Public Authority for Housing Welfare. As for what is new about the West Hadiya area, the sources said that the oil sector is still adhering to it by virtue of the area’s presence within the Burgan oil field.