77% delay cited for 2023/’24 plan projects implementation in Kuwait

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‘Total challenges facing authorities reach 674’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: The annual plan follow-up report 2023/2024 during the period from April to last September monitored 13 projects that have not been started yet, while the percentage of delays in projects behind the schedule reached 77 percent, and the total challenges facing the authorities in implementing their projects reached 674, however, about 76 percent of them have been overcome and resolved, reports Al-Jarida daily. The report outlined that the annual plan for 2023/2024 in alignment with the State of Kuwait’s vision for 2035 is structured around key pillars aimed at achieving sustainable development goals. These pillars are designed to create a dynamic human capital capable of addressing development challenges in line with international indicators.

The focal points include:
■ Effective Government Administration: Targeting the reform of public sector management systems to enhance transparency, accountability, and overall government apparatus effectiveness.
■ Sustainable Diversified Economy: Aiming to empower the private sector, diversify the production base, and promote knowledge industries with advanced technology, subsequently facilitating their market presence.
■ Advanced Infrastructure: Seeking to develop and modernize infrastructure in accordance with international standards, with a particular emphasis on supporting the production capacity of electrical energy.
■ Sustainable Living Environment: Focused on rationalizing the consumption of natural resources to sustain resources, reducing environmental pollution rates, and enhancing high-quality healthcare services in both public and private sectors.
■ Creative Human Capital: Aiming to develop individuals in society through education and training, ultimately increasing their productive and competitive capabilities. Additionally, the plan seeks to establish a distinguished international standing for the State of Kuwait on the global stage in diplomacy, economics, culture, and humanitarian work, structured around nine comprehensive programs.

The annual development plan for 2023/2024 comprises a total of 130 projects distributed across nine programs. The sixth program, dedicated to constructing a cohesive infrastructure, holds the largest number of projects, totaling 36.

The second general privatization program incorporates two projects, with implementation shared between government agencies and public-private partnerships. Of the total projects, 46 percent are in the implementation phase, with 114 ongoing projects and 16 new projects. However, there are 13 projects that have not yet commenced.

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