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Tenders for maintaining 2nd agricultural area, 39 large parks in ‘Capital’ approved

KPC has no plan to build oil refinery overseas

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 21: Director of the Implementation and Maintenance Department at the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) Ghanem Al-Sanad has confirmed the Tender Committee’s approval of the tenders for maintaining the second agricultural area and 39 large parks in the Capital Governorate, reports Al- Anba daily.

In response to a question about the budget for projects, Al-Sanad said the authority is currently working on this, in addition to the contract for planting trees in Sabah Al-Ahmad and Khairan residential cities to be executed within years at a cost of KD28 million which was approved by the Ministry of Finance.

He added that planting will start once the project is awarded to the winner of the bidding; indicating trees suitable for the Kuwaiti environment will be planted so they can withstand the heat and lack of water such as Sidr, Arak and Talh trees.

Regarding irrigation, he said triple treated wastewater will be used for Sabah Al-Ahmad and Khairan residential cities, in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Works which produces this type of water; while underground water will be used in Abdullah Port, Al-Wafra Road.

Meanwhile, Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water Khalid Al-Fadhel revealed that Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has no plan of building an oil refinery overseas, reports Annahar daily.

In response to a parliamentary question, he stressed that the cost of establishing a polypropylene factory in Alberta City of Canada is $ 3.283 billion.

In the meantime, MP Al-Humaidi Al-Subaie has returned to open the oil portfolio. He asked the minister to provide more details about the contracts signed with consultancy offices or any companies specialized in oil, petroleum, petrochemicals and gas, and so on of the contracts to contribute in preparing the 2040 strategy.

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