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The Ministry of Public Works is planning to replace all its expat employees with Kuwaitis within next five years.
The government told MPs that their demand to resolve the demographic imbalance is the top priority for the Cabinet.
Kuwait, in its eagerness to develop tourism sector as a platform to showcase youth skill, the Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, after unveiling the Horeca Kuwait 2017 exhibition, organized by consulting firm Leaders Group, said that there are plans to boost tourism in the country.
The Kuwait Motor Show Automoto 17 has been unveiled to public today, under the patronage of HE Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Sheikh Salman Al-Homoud Al-Sabah at 10am at 360 Mall and will continue until 21st January.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that Sunday, the 1st January will be a public holiday, to mark the commencement of the New Year, as per a Cabinet decree.
The Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, Lt.
The Kuwait Health Assurance Company (KHAC) has signed a KD162mn deal with China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) for building two hospitals with a 600-bed capacity.
The lawmakers in Kuwait, namely, Khalil Abul, Oudah Al-Oudah, Abdulwahab Al-Babtain, Omar Al-Tabtabaei, and Ahmad Al-Fadhl have drafted a law to reduce the expat population in Kuwait, to maintain demographic balance in the country within next five years.
The Sheikh JAber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre (SJAAC), worth $775mn, designed by SSH, is one of the leading master-planning infrastructure and building design firms in the Middle East that has been opened in Kuwait.
The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) will offer railway project tender for public bidding early next year, given, its commitment to implement the project jointly with other GCC states.
The total number of Indian nationals in Kuwait has touched an all-time high of 9.
The Juvenile age in Kuwait has now been lowered to 16 from 18 years.
As per the quarterly statistics by Central Statistical Bureau of Kuwait, the total workforce in Kuwait (except domestic labourers), touched 1,938,243 in June 2016, marking a growth from 736,132 recorded in June 2015.
According to economic experts in Kuwait, rentals are falling, and the decline will continue early in 2018.
The Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, together with Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs, Hind Al-Sabeeh revealed that Limak Construction Company, responsible for work on Kuwait International Airport (KWI) expansion, has agreed to complete the work in four years instead of six.
Kuwait MP Dr Abdulrahman Al-Jeeran has once again emphasized the need to increase fee and charges for the services provided to expats, and review their bank accounts.
About 65 percent of the environment fuel project is complete in Kuwait, and 80 percent of the rest will be done by the end of the current fiscal year on 31st March 2017, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said.
Much attention has been paid to protect rights of expat workers and their employers, in-line with international terms, said Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Hind Al-Subaih.
A new waterpark with innovative concepts has been launched at Abu Halifa, next to Kuwait Magic Mall.
In an online poll sought by Arab Times, majority of the voters expressed fears that a steep surge in prices of commodities is likely, with hike in petrol prices just round the corner.
As part of its efforts to boost tourism, the Ministry of Information in Kuwait, launched a Water Park on the Fahaheel seaside, adjacent to Al Kout Mall.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) declared on Wednesday that new measures would be implemented this week to revamp the services at Kuwait International Airport.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Kuwait yesterday announced that Eid Al Fitr holidays would be for five days from 5th July to 9th July.
The $580million worth contract for building the government-run Sabah Al Salem University City has been assigned to the Middle East unit of China's State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC).
The National Assembly in Kuwait yesterday passed amendments to the labour law in private sector, increasing penalties against employers suspected of trading in visas, and those not paying salaries on time.