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185 cases related to squandering of ‘funds’ filed against ministries

‘Project 256’ vital, aimed to serve all residents

KUWAIT CITY, June 24: A report issued by Ministry of Justice revealed that 185 cases related to squandering of public funds were filed against ministries and governmental bodies during the period from October 2017 to April 2018, reports Al-Rai daily.

The report, which has been included in the agenda of the upcoming parliamentary session, reveals that Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor topped among the ministries in terms of the number of cases on public funds with a total of 38 cases, followed by Ministry of Oil with 36 cases.

According to the report, 25 cases related to squandering of public funds were filed against State Ministry for Housing Affairs, 14 against Ministry of Interior, 13 against Ministry of Information, nine against Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, four against Ministry of Public Works and only one against Ministry of Finance. Head of the Parliament’s Budgets and Final Accounts Commit tee MP Adnan Abdulsamad said the committee discussed the draft budget of Kuwait Gulf Oil Company (KGOC) for the new fiscal year 2018/2019 as well as the observations of the State Audit Bureau in its annual report.

The committee indicated that the suspension of production in Khafji and Wafra fields in 2014 resulted in financial losses reaching $10.2 billion as well as oil transportation losses. Abdulsamad said the committee affirmed the need to restructure the oil sector again, especially with the increase in the expenses of KGOC. Meanwhile, engineer in charge of the infrastructure development project being executed at South Surra Eng. Mohammed Al-Safar says the project is vital and aimed to serve all residents and governmental bodies as well as Sheikh Jaber Al- Ahmad Hospital, reports Al- Wasat daily.

He said, “Project 256 is one of the most important infrastructure development projects being carried out near Jaber Hospital. It includes construction and maintenance of roads, rainwater drainage network and a tank to save rainwater besides other services for the road sector in South Surra including bridges and intersections on Sixth Ring Road and King Fahad Bin Abdulaziz Expressway.

Eng Al-Safar stressed that the project is necessary to develop the area, deal with the current traffic congestion in the area and the roads leading to it. He affirmed that the Public Authority for Roads and Transportation is doing an assiduous work in lessening the effects of the execution works in coordination with all concerned authorities and in continuous communication with citizens, residents and owners of structures situated in the area of the project due to its keenness to ensure their comfort and cooperation.

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