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The Avenues Mall recorded more than 24 million visitors, including nationals, tourists and expatriates in 2011, showing a marked 8percent growth, in comparison to the 2010 figures.
360 Mall has bagged the coveted International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) Gold Award for Innovative Design and Development, marketing and retail programs of new project for 2011 for MENA region.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Ahmad Hmoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday, speaking about the issue of illegal residents, mentioned that a law is being prepared for illegal residents, intending to grant Kuwaiti citizenship to those eligible.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MSAL) has suggested that expatriates can seek self-sponsorship, provided they have a minimum balance of KD10,000 in their bank account.
A panel discussion titled Subbiya – Building Kuwaits Second City, hosted by the Center for Gulf Studies at the American University of Kuwait (AUK), together with Arabana Project, to discuss the social and cultural impacts associated with development plans in Subbiya.
The Gulf state of Kuwait, currently home to 105,000 stateless people (illegal residents), has announced that it may grant citizenship to 34,000 of them, the Head of a government authority monitoring their affairs said.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has announced that the processing of transfer applications will be suspended, while work permit applications for government projects may not be accepted, beginning 25th December, for a two week period, to carry out inventory and organizing tasks.
The three-day Career Fair 2011 was unveiled at the Kuwait International Fair Ground (KIFG) in Mishref on 13th February 2011, with nationals and expatriates alike thronging the fair.
The official e-gate website in Kuwait can serve as a one stop solution for nationals, residents, business people, and government bodies alike, seeking more than 453 e-governmental services round the clock.
The commercial visit visas in Kuwait can be transferred into work permits, from early 2012, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has announced.
Both expatriates and nationals in Kuwait have condemned the plan to build separate hospitals for expatriates.
According to specialized economic report, Kuwaits hotel sector has witnessed a downward trend during the month of August 2011, as the rate of occupancy fell by 2.
Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour have approved the latest regulation, governing transfer of work permits of workers completing three years with their sponsors.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour will soon permit nationals of European Union member states, America, Japan and other nations, to transfer commercial visit visas into work permits, exempting them from visa fees.