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Five day Eid Al Fitr holidays from 5th July

24/6/2016

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.

China firm to build one of largest education campus in the world

13/6/2016

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).

National Assembly passes amendments to Labour Law

13/6/2016

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.

First 4D theatre in Kuwait launched by Grand Cinemas

3/6/2016

Under the management of Selim Ramia & Co.

Expat health fees to go up by 15 to 20 percent

3/6/2016

The Health Ministry (MoH) has announced that the fees collected for health services provided to expats would go up by 15 to 20 percent, while visitors to Kuwait will have to take up mandatory health insurance before the end of the year.

Latest visa and work permit regulations for expats in Kuwait

27/5/2016

Over the past months, there have been several new regulations related to visa and work permits for expats in Kuwait.

South Al Mutlaa City to house 400,000 residents on completion

27/5/2016

Kuwait will shortly sign a $1billion contract with Italys Salini Impregilo and Turkeys Limak Construction for its planned South Al Mutlaa City project.

Visit Visa extensions temporarily suspended

20/5/2016

The Directors of Residency Affairs Departments in all six governorates have received verbal orders to suspend extension of all types of visit visas until further notice is received.

Air India Express to run two additional flights in Kuwait - Kozhikode route

20/5/2016

Air India Express will run two additional flights from Kuwait to Kozhikode from 1st June 2016.

Expat visas of those overstaying annual leave may be terminated

6/5/2016

The Manpower Public Authority in Kuwait are considering a proposal to cancel the visa of expatriate in case there is a complaint from the employer about the employee overstaying his designated annual leave period abroad.

New e-Passport System to be launched by mid-September

6/5/2016

A new electronic passport system (e-passport) will be launched in mid-September, the Interior Ministry Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs, Gen.

Kuwait to recruit 1000 nurses from India through e-migrate system

22/4/2016

The Kuwait government has agreed to recruit nurses through the e-migrate system of recruiting nurses by the Kerala State government in India, for employment by Health Ministry through state-owned agencies.

Steep increase in work permit and residence transfer fee

22/4/2016

The Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, together with State Minister for Planning and Development, Hind Al-Subaih, signed a new law which steeply raises fares on work permits and transfer of residence.

New electricity tariffs in Kuwait from mid-2017

8/4/2016

New electricity tariffs would be implemented in Kuwait from mid-2017, on receiving the approval from the Assembly, announced MP Ahmad Lari, rapporteur of the Priorities Committee.

New law permits residency transfer without consent from sponsor

4/4/2016

In a fresh decision issued by the Public Manpower Authority, expatriate labourers can transfer their residencies to other employers without prior approval of their employers, after three years of employment.

Kuwait plans heavy increase in electricity bills

4/4/2016

A draft law, if approved may see bills for heavy consumers of electricity grow by as much as seven-and-a-half times that of present.

Kuwait to focus on tourism to diversify income sources

4/4/2016

The Kuwait government is keen to promote the tourism sector in Kuwait and develop it as a way to diversify income sources and create better opportunities for young people.

Expats in Kuwait may face hike in electricity charges

4/3/2016

The Ministry of Electricity and Water team briefed the National Assembly Financial and Economic Affairs Committee about plans to hike electricity charges, and as per this indication, expatriate households are likely to be affected the most if the hikes are approved.

Indians top the list of total expat workforce in Kuwait

4/3/2016

Based on latest statistical reports, the number of employees in Kuwait, excluding the domestic workers, have touched 1,805,507 in number last year, the Central Statistics Bureau revealed.

Work on new KD390mn hospital development complex makes good progress

4/3/2016

Work on the new KD390mn Jahra Hospital, one of the largest healthcare development projects in Kuwait is making good progress and will be ready by 2018.

Kuwait projects market mark a milestone year

29/1/2016

The year 2015 was a milestone for the projects market in Kuwait, as it saw KD9.

Family residence permits to be linked to sponsors

29/1/2016



The General Department for Residence Affairs has issued a decision to streamline the residence permits of wives and children with the Head of the family.

Kuwait MEW slashes its expat workforce by 34 percent

29/1/2016



The power plants operation and maintenance sector at the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) has begun slashing expenses by laying off the expat technicians, revealed Fuad Al-Oun, Assistant Undersecretary for Power Plantsí Operation and Maintenance.

Kuwaitis facing inflation may be granted KD100 allowance

29/1/2016



According to government sources, plans are on to increase the cost of living allowance for Kuwaiti employees in government departments to face the increase in prices of consumer products following implementation of subsidies rationalization decisions.

Kuwait Airways heads into expansion phase

30/10/2015

The Kuwait Airways is heading into expansion phase to include partnerships, following a restructuring plan which helped cut losses, said an executive at the state-owned airline.

 

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