KOC inks 12 deals worth KD 45m with local, foreign firms
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: The draft budget of Kuwait Municipality for fiscal 2022/2023 specifies its need for 727 job slots in various sectors, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily obtained a copy of the draft budget, stating that the Municipality needs 110 job slots with different engineering specializations in the next fiscal year. The Municipality submitted its requirements based on the directive of the Ministry of Finance regarding the draft budget for each entity; including the request for job slots for citizens as follows: 69 for civil engineering, 16 for architecture, 12 for mechanical engineering, 11 for electrical engineering, one for air conditioning engineering, and one for communications engineering.
In addition, the Municipality is in dire need of technicians, assistant engineers, administrative and legal staff to cover the manpower shortage in various departments and increase the percentage of Kuwaiti employees in line with the policy on replacing expatriates with nationals.
The projected increase for the salary, wages and compensation item is about KD7 million; including end-of-service pay and health insurance. Studies on the draft budget are detailed and accurate, which will be reviewed and approved by the Municipal Council prior to its submission to the Ministry of Finance. Meanwhile, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) signed 12 contracts with local and foreign companies worth KD45 million in September to implement various projects this year, some of which will be extended to the following years, reports Al-Anba daily based on the official data it obtained from the company. The data showed that the biggest contract – worth KD30.8 million – is for providing nursing services at the KOC Hospital in Ahmadi. KOC signed this contract with a local company, while another contract worth KD3.3 million is for electrical maintenance works at the hospital.