Kuwait Municipality gives nod for expansion of Salmiya Boulevard

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KUWAIT CITY, May 18: The Kuwait Municipality has given the nod to increase the construction percentage on ‘Salmiya Boulevard’ from 12.5 percent to 20 percent of the total area, reports Al-Jarida daily. The Municipality director Engineer Saud Al-Dabbous has outlined in a document, the decision to develop the Salmiya Boulevard, in Sector 8 of Salmiya area, covering an area of 353,529 square meters.

Salmiya Boulevard

Under the new plan, the built-up area of the boulevard will be expanded to 20 percent, equivalent to 70,705 square meters. This expansion will be allocated as follows – 10 percent (35,000 square meters) for establishment of restaurants, cafés, administrative offices, and retail stores; and another 10 percent (35,000 square meters) for recreational and cultural facilities including cinemas, theaters, health clubs, educational and training centers, sports facilities, art galleries, children’s and adults’ play areas, museums, ice skating rinks and multipurpose halls. Al-Dabbous emphasized that the Municipality’s decision aligns with the regulations set forth by the Municipal Council and authorizes relevant departments to ensure compliance with approved business activities sanctioned by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Furthermore, certain activities such as car sales, spare parts shops, repair workshops, and commercial or administrative offices are prohibited within the park premises. Additionally, updating the traffic study for the project is deemed necessary to accommodate the developments.

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