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Govt urged to put end to visa trading issue

KUWAIT CITY, April 11: MP Abdullah Al-Kandari warned that the visa trading issue is a ticking bomb, pointing out the country has been looking for a solution since 2008 and the consecutive governments have failed to address the problem. He urged the government to put an end to this problem, taking into consideration the coronavirus crisis which exposed the magnitude of the issue.

In another development, Al- Kandari announced that he and four other MPs submitted a proposal to maintain food security in Kuwaiti markets. He explained the proposal is not limited to distributing agricultural plots and fish farms, while stressing the importance of increasing the subsidy granted to Kuwaiti farmers.

He said the proposal includes the establishment of a national company for fish similar to the structure of Kuwait Flour Mills & Bakeries, in addition to a national company for strategic storage that will buy farms and livestock breeding areas in foreign countries whose products will be allocated for Kuwaiti markets.

He also emphasized the need for cooperation between the concerned institutions like Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), and Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR).

He asserted this move is very essential in light of the coronavirus crisis, which forced many countries to suspend the export of their local produce to ensure ample food supply in their local markets

By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff

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