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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: The Kuwait Municipality and the Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE) have agreed to complete the electronic linking process to complete the accreditation transactions for engineers wishing to work in the private sector and the KSE will be the only institute to and accredit certificate of engineers, reports Al-Jarida daily. The president of the society Eng Faisal Al-Atl, after a meeting with the Director-General of the Municipality, Eng. Ahmed Al-Manfouhi at the municipality’s headquarters said an the agreement has been appreciated because of the distinguished role and professional achievement of the municipality’s director, and the nod given for the KSE as the only testing body for engineers wishing to work in the consulting and engineering field in the private sector.
Al-Atl pointed out that this decision complies with the regulations to practice the engineering profession approved by the Kuwait Municipality and the decisions regulating engineering-consulting work for those who are interested to submit it to the Kuwait Municipality.
He added the municipality’s approach to mechanization is witnessing a remarkable transformation, and that the association is fully prepared to support it and limit any human interference in completing the engineers’ accreditation, stressing that it was agreed with Al-Manfouhi to communicate directly through two liaison officers between the association and the Municipality to put this project into implementation. In other news, the Deputy Director-General for Municipal Services Affairs in the Kuwait Municipality, Khalaf Al-Mutairi, revealed the legalization of the use of cleaners in the upcoming cleaning contracts in 2024, reports Al-Jarida daily. He said the committee for the qualification and classification of public cleaning companies formed under the directives of the Director of Kuwait Municipality, Engineer Ahmed Al-Manfouhi, is preparing and drafting future municipal contracts related to cleaning companies in the all governorates.
Al-Mutairi added the committee took into account the most prominent observations on the performance of current and previous companies, indicating that the focus will be on developing performance and raising the level of service provided by companies with the introduction of modern methods and advanced mechanisms, to be able to reduce the use of manual laborers. With regard to civil contracts in commercial investment areas, Al-Mutairi stated that the reclassification and evaluation of civil cleanliness contracts comes in the second phase after the completion of the drafting of municipal contracts in a manner that raises the level of cleanliness, pointing out that there is a vision to change the ‘appearance’ of waste containers placed in front of commercial complexes and investment housing areas.
He said that the current containers are not appealing to the eye, especially that their sizes are big and take up more space, adding that it is possible to use underground containers in modern complexes, especially after seeing successful experiences in neighboring countries. He explained the committee seeks, through its meetings and recommendations, to take all observations, including complaints received by the municipality, and to impart the expertise and experiences applied in different countries to it, in order to push towards achieving a level of satisfactory for all and keeping Kuwait clean.
Director- General of Kuwait Municipality , Eng Ahmed Al-Manfouhi said Abu Al- Hassaniya Park in Block 11, has been allocated for the benefit of the Police Officers Club, at the request of the Council of Ministers; the plot is currently in the name to the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources. The Club will include a special hotel for guests and participants in the activities organized by the Interior Ministry, reports Al- Qabas daily.
Al-Manfouhi in a letter to the President of the Municipal Council said it was decided to approve the request, by adding the 28,122-square-meter garden to the club’s 4,334,800-square-meter site, so that the total area after including the park area, the separating corridor and the marina is 4,594,584 square meters, indicating that according to the technical opinion the approval of the owners of the plots overlooking the garden be obtained prior to implementation of the project, and that sufficient parking lots be provided within the boundaries of the site in accordance with the standards and specifications followed in the Municipality.
Al-Manfouhi stressed on the need to follow the building laws, requirements and specifications applicable to construction in the coastal strip, and the requirements and specifications for hotels in various regions of Kuwait, and to take the approval of the Public Utilities and Services Sub-Committee before implementation of the works, and to authorize the administration to move and modify the dimensions of the site and its area in case of conflicts with any existing services or due to regulatory reasons.