Cabinet greenlights 18 road maintenance bids

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KUWAIT CITY, June 4 : The Kuwait Cabinet was apprised of the endorsement of Board Director of the Central Agency for Public Tenders to present all works totalling 18 submitted by the Ministry of Public Works to perform maintenance of roads and highways in various parts nationwide. This was announced in a statement by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sharida Al-Maousherji after the Cabinet meeting held at Seif Palace, under the chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

Cabinet meeting in session at Seif Palace, under the chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

The move comes in implementation of the directives of His Highness the Prime regarding the need to start immediate maintenance of streets for the sake of motorists, Al-Maousherji said. The Cabinet commended the official celebration of the full operation of the Al- Zour Refinery that was held last Wednesday, under the patronage and presence of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. It is one of the most important oil refining projects in the world and a qualitative shift in environmentally friendly oil industry in the path of Kuwait’s sustainable development, he noted.

The Cabinet expressed its sincere appreciation to Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation Dr. Imad Mohammad Al-Ateeqi, and all national cadres who contributed to the completion of this development project. It confirmed Kuwait’s position as one of the most important countries producing oil and its derivatives, under the wise leadership and vision of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Moreover, the Cabinet was briefed on the report of the National Committee for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorist Financing regarding the recommendations submitted by the Financial Action Task Force for the Mutual Evaluation of Kuwait (FATF).

Being keen to implement all measures to maintain Kuwait’s position, the Cabinet decided to refer the report to the ministerial legal affairs committee to study all topics. Aligning with eagerness to follow- up on carrying out the projects, the Cabinet was informed about a visual presentation on the latest developments regarding the project of establishing and operating Mubarak Al-Kabeer airport.

As of its follow-up to implementing bilateral agreements and memorandums of understanding with China, the Cabinet was briefed on the visual presentation on the executive case of these bilateral agreements and memos. The Cabinet decided to refer all projects and deals to the economic affairs committee to prepare a report about them. In addition, the Cabinet tasked Minister of Public Works, and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs to take required measures regarding changing the names of streets, roads and squares.

Finally, the Cabinet approved the minutes of meeting of the Supreme Committee for the Investigation of Kuwaiti Citizenship that includes cases of loss and withdrawal of some nationalities, in accordance with the law. In latest development, Minister of Public Works and State Minister for Municipality Affairs Dr. Noura Al-Mashaan issued a resolution on Tuesday amending construction regulations, allowing for more flexibility and addressing recurring issues in private residence. The amendment came for certain articles within ministerial resolution 206 for the year 2009 on regulations and specifications of private and model residences, specified a Ministry-issued statement. This is to keep pace with architectural development, facilitate the construction process for citizens, and accommodate their needs and demands, and is also an implementation of municipal council decision, read the statement. (KUNA)

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