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Barbecue in public places can draw KD1000 fine


Kuwait has strictly announced a fine of KD1000, if people barbecue in public locations.

Cabinet approves privatization of Kuwait Airways


The Cabinet in Kuwait has passed a draft law to privatize the state carrier Kuwait Airways within next three years.

Three-year work permits open to special medical professions


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has allowed granting three years work permit to certain specialized medical professions like Physicians, X-Ray and Lab Technicians, irrespective of the validity period of their commercial licenses of their hospitals or medical centres.

Kuwait-Iraq flight services restored after 22 years


The first passenger plane from Kuwait to Iraq touched Najaf Airport this week, after 22 years following the Kuwaiti invasion and deterioration of relations between the two nations in 1991.

Ambitious infrastructure projects in pipeline for Kuwait


Kuwait is all set for an ambitious infrastructure programme planned over the next two years, with investments worth $12.

Kuwaitis investing more on foreign properties


The Undersecretary of Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Kuwait, Abdulaziz Al-Khaldi, reported that there is a huge surge in purchase of properties in foreign countries by Kuwaitis, particularly in Arab Gulf States and Turkey.

EoIs invited from companies for the first metro project in Kuwait


The Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB) in Kuwait has invited companies to submit Expression of Interest (EoI) for investment in an Integrated Rolling Stock and Systems Company, which forms part of the first metro project in the country.

Tender for construction of new terminal at International Airport


Kuwait will be launching an initial tender for construction of a second terminal at the international airport.

Residence permit of nearly 300,000 residents needs authentication


The authenticity of residence permit of nearly 300,000 residents in Kuwait will have to be verified by concerned authorities, reports Al-Watan, an Arabic daily.

Farwaniya constitutes largest number of expatriate population


According to results of 2011 census in Kuwait, Farwaniya governorate is home to largest number of expatriates in Kuwait, touching 602,346 in number.

Kuwait Ministry signs deals for infrastructure works


The Minister of public works in Kuwait, Dr.

Proposal to nationalize all government jobs in Kuwait within 1 year


It has been revealed that certain representatives of Popular Action Bloc (PAB), recently suggest implementation of a draft law to nationalize all government jobs in Kuwait within a year.

Kuwait to invest heavily on infrastructure expansion


A major Infrastructure Investment Summit on 26th March will see Ernst and Young, delivering an overview of US$7bn Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit System (KMRT), it has been announced.

60 percent growth in hotel occupancy rates last year in Kuwait


Kuwait has witnessed a 60 percent growth in hotel occupancy in December 2011, marking a six point increase, a specialized economic report said.

Transfer of commercial and visit visas to work permits, now permissible


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has permitted the transfer of commercial and visit visas to work permits, for those recruited by companies dealing with government projects and public establishments.

Opening of Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium emphasized


The Commission on Population and Urban Development emphasized that it is ready to assist those involved in the project of Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium to overcome any hurdles that hampers the opening of the Stadium.

Kuwait-Doha services by Qatar Airlines to strengthen further


The national carrier of Qatar, Qatar Airways, has hailed Kuwait as one of the long-standing routes of the airline, which serves as a strong pillar of Gulf network, with rapid connections via Doha to a host of destinations popular among travellers from the region.

Major ports in Kuwait to be privatized


Kuwait has announced plans about privatization of major seaports in the State.

Efforts on for new Metro System in Kuwait City


The Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB) is moving ahead with plans to develop a new metro system for Kuwait City, with the Higher Committee already having approved the feasibility study.

New daily flights connect Kuwait and Doha


Qatar Airways has announced the launch of additional daily flights between Kuwait and Doha.

Domestic workers cannot travel without sponsors


Domestic workers or those with Article 20 visas are not allowed to travel outside Kuwait without a sponsor, except if they are returning to their home countries.

Kuwait to move ahead with Metro Rail project


Kuwait is moving ahead with its new metro rail system, and the company in-charge of the first phase of the project has announced that it will begin procurement shortly.

Kuwait pavilion launched in Global Village Dubai


The Kuwaiti pavilion was launched in the Global Village 2012 in Dubai, by General Consul of the Consulate General of State of Kuwait, Dubai, and the Northern Emirates, Tareq Al-Hamad, and Salah Al-Haddad, Kuwait Embassy Advisor.

Ban on transfer of commercial visas to work permit lifted


The five-month ban on transfer of commercial visit visas to work permits has been lifted in Kuwait this week.

Waiting list for housing in Kuwait touches record numbers


The pending list of housing applications at the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) is expected to touch 95,000 within two months, marking a record number in Kuwaits history, revealed a senior PAHW source.