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Thursday , October 17 2019

MP proposes to construct AC pedestrian bridges, bus stops on Fahad Al-Salem Street for Expats

MP Mohammad Al-Dalaal

KUWAIT CITY, July 30: MP Mohammed Al-Dalaal has submitted a proposal to construct air conditioned pedestrian bridges and bus stops; as well as to install water coolers along Fahad Al-Salem Street in Kuwait City.

The MP explained that the State of Kuwait has always prided itself in being a humanitarian country, while internal and foreign policies have affirmed its keenness to maintain a civilized and humanitarian front.

Since expatriates are considered guests of the country and they bring positive and constructive expertise and professional hands, the State must provide them with a comfortable life during their stay in the country, he suggested.

He pointed out Fahad Al-Salem Street is one of the places frequented by expatriates, especially during Fridays and Sundays. He presented several recommendations in order to provide expatriates relief from the scorching heat of summer as follows: install mist sprinklers and water coolers in areas frequented by a large number of expatriates, construct air conditioned pedestrian bridges and bus stops, and transform some tunnels and basements of big commercial towers into air conditioned rest stops, similar to what has been done in other countries.

The MP also proposed that Kuwait Municipality should follow up similar initiatives and proposals, keeping in mind the development of the capital and the civilized front of Kuwait. On the other hand, Al-Dalaal voiced discontent over governmental amendments to Anti-Corruption Public Authority Law number 2/2016 and Handicapped Rights Law number 8/2010 as there are identical amendments currently on the agenda of the National Assembly.

He said such action indicates that the government does not consider the amendments of the legislature and prioritizes its own, even if identical amendments were proposed by the later during the first legislative round. “This violates the principle of cooperation between the government and legislature as stipulated in Article 50 of the Constitution,” he asserted.

He stressed that this kind of action delays and complicates the implementation of laws; thereby, harming the concerned individuals. He added the government should have submitted its amendments during deliberations in parliamentary committees. Instead, the government stalled implementation until it composed its own amendments and submitted them to the Assembly, he added.

The MP finds this baffling as he sees no logical explanation to such maneuvers other than delaying proper implementation of laws and disregarding the principle of cooperation.

By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff

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