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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Family residence permits to be linked to sponsors


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


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


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


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.

India, Kuwait finalize deal on recruitment of nurses


The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Kuwait, together with the Indian Embassy have signed a deal finalizing the modalities of recruitment of nurses from India, thereby paving way for hiring nurses only through three government agencies.

Municipality works to convert old cemeteries to public parks


The municipality in Kuwait is planning to convert old cemeteries into public parks, despite some on-going protests over such moves.

Kuwait City Metro procurement to begin in early 2016


According to Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects, new advisers have been appointed for the planned Kuwait City Metro and procurement will begin in first quarter of 2016.

Public Sector in Kuwait to get five-day Eid al Adha holidays


The Eid Al-Adha holiday will be for three days this year, starting 22nd September, coinciding with the standing on Arafat Day until Saturday.

New procedures to protect foreign labour rights


The Acting Director of Public Authority for Manpower, Abdullah Al-Mutawteh, emphasized that Kuwait is trying its best to protect labour rights, and is strict with those trying to infringe on the rights of its foreign workforce or breaks into the labour law.

Kuwait prepares to host the Gulf Cup as scheduled


The Chairman of the Board and Director General of Public Authority for Youth and Sports, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Mansour Al-Sabah emphasized that Kuwait would be ready to host the 23rd Gulf Soccer Cup on time.