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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: The Entertainment City project injects a dose of hope but will it open its doors to children and cool thirsty hearts for fun and entertainment? The Kuwaiti families are waiting for the sun to rise again on the entertainment city as it was in the past, the incubator of all holidays and occasions, and to return with its previous look as an entertainment outlet for adults and children, reports Al-Rai daily.
The extended entertainment city (planned) on the coastal area in its new shape today, on an area of 2.570 million square meters, is one of the huge projects that were within the scope of the Tourism Projects Company, and is now under the custody of the minister of finance, who was recently tasked by the Council of Ministers to implement the project as quickly as possible, in coordination with a number of government agencies, because of the project’s economic and social importance, as it is a huge recreational outlet serving the citizens of all Gulf countries on holidays. Member of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry Osama Al-Nisf told the daily that “communities need entertainment projects, especially if they are successful and integrated.
The new projects are among the major development projects that will achieve Kuwait’s Vision 2035.” Dr. Khaled Al-Rasheed, a faculty member at the College of Engineering at Kuwait University, described recreational places as “the backbone of tourism in any country,” considering that “entertainment is the main element for attracting tourists, and one of the centers of the economy, and contributes to maintaining the citizen and resident in the country during the summer months.”
Professor of Psychology at Kuwait University, Dr. Amthal Al-Huwaila, thanked the Council of Ministers for perceiving the needs of the citizen, through the decision to accelerate the new entertainment city project, stressing that recreational projects are necessary to get rid of the pressures of life, study and work in any society.
In a statement to the daily, Al- Huwailah hoped that the project would be completed within one year at most, so that Kuwait can begin entertaining families from all neighboring countries as in the past. She expressed her hope to benefit from the experiences of some countries that built huge tunnels and bridges within a record and limited period. The psychological consultant, Dr. Khaled Al-Mohannadi, stated that the state is based on 3 areas of life — political, economic and social, the last of which includes everything that a person feels secure, comfortable and well-being, when he sees that everything is normal and healthy in society, stressing that there is an important aspect in social security which is mental health that directly affects social security, including the presence of entertainment venues, which is considered a preventive and curative aspect at the same time.