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Conditional transfer of work permits may be a welcome move

13/3/2015



The transfer of work permits from one sponsor to another in government projects is subject to a condition of spending at least one year working for the first sponsor and getting the sponsors approval, as such a measure can help reduce the number of work permits issued to 70 percent of the usual rate.

Kuwait likely to hire domestic workers from other countries

13/3/2015

The Interior Ministry, together with its foreign affairs counterpart is now considering the possibility of hiring domestic helps from countries other than those countries which regularly send these workers to Kuwait, revealed officials from the General Department for Residency Affairs.

Iconic Kuwait Towers re-opens after three-year re-furbishment

27/2/2015

The iconic Kuwait Towers re-opened after their 3-year closure for refurbishment.

Minimum referral wages hiked for Indian domestic workers on Visa 20

27/2/2015

The minimum referral wage in employment contracts attested by the Embassy may be increased to KD100 per month for all Indian domestic workers visiting Kuwait on Visa No.

GCC to link traffic, business and customs for easy co-ordination

27/2/2015

The six members of GCC plan to link part of their traffic, business and customs next month, for easy co-ordination and data exchange.

Surveillance cameras to be installed throughout Kuwait

6/2/2015

Kuwait is likely to install surveillance cameras throughout the country to increase security and fight crime.

Domestic Workers Bill may regulate their hiring process

6/2/2015

The Health, Social Affairs and Labour Committee completed its report on Domestic Workers Bill.

New proposed energy tariffs in Kuwait may hit expats hard

23/1/2015

The Ministry of Electricity and Water has suggested new energy tariffs in Kuwait, while the government still continues to study proposals in this regard.

Auto Moto 15 Expo to conclude tomorrow in Kuwait

23/1/2015

The Annual Auto Show, Auto Moto 15, held under the patronage of HE Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah, the Minister of Information and Minister of Youth Affairs, is currently on at the Kuwait 360 mall, with a line-up of luxury cars, which displayed for public viewing.

Kuwait embarks on largest-ever operation to clamp illegals

23/1/2015

The Assistant Undersecretary for National and Passport Affairs at the Interior Ministry, Maj Gen Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah said that a new plan, which would be the largest ever operation, would be launched soon to arrest more than 100,000 residency violators who have been on the hide for a long time now.

Government project visa transfers of expats suspended

9/1/2015

The Director of Manpower Public Authority, Jamal Al Doussary, said that a suspension on transfer of expat government project visa began on 1st January.

New bill submitted for organising housing rentals

9/1/2015

A bill comprising 11 articles for organizing the house rental sector by fixing rents of residential units based on location, and penalizing owners who increase home rents illegally, has been submitted by MP Faisal Al-Duwaisan in Kuwait.

Kuwait to stop hiring domestic helps, private sector workers from India

12/12/2014

Kuwait is imposing a ban on recruitment of Indian domestic helpers and workers in the private sector.

Kuwait most preferred destination for GCC students

12/12/2014

Kuwait is the most favourite destination for GCC students seeking education in other Gulf countries, says the latest report by GCC General Secretariat.

Kuwait embarks on national railway system project

17/11/2014

Kuwait will begin its initial steps to work on the national railway system, which form part of the plan to make the system fully operational by end of 2018, a Kuwaiti official revealed.

Cityscape Kuwait set to open doors on 7th December in Meshref

17/11/2014

The premier real estate investment and development event, Cityscape Kuwait, will open doors on 7th December at the Kuwait International Fairgrounds in Meshref.

Expat medical fee likely to surge in Kuwait

7/11/2014

Ministry of Health is planning to increase the medical fee for expats by 15 percent, particularly for medical examination services, which will be free only for emergency cases.

Kuwait to build new city in Al Ahmadi Governorate

7/11/2014

Kuwait plans to build a new city with 25,000 houses in Al Ahmadi Governorate to tackle housing shortage, and the project will soon be presented to the municipal council for final endorsement, say media reports.

Dubai may be ideal second home location for majority of Kuwaitis

7/11/2014

Dubai is increasingly being considered as the ideal location for a second home for majority of Kuwaitis, as it is just 90 minutes away by flight.

Kuwait International Airport project draws lowest bidders

7/11/2014

A group of Kuwaits Kharafi National and Turkeys Limak Holding have placed their lowest bid for KD1.

Indian Embassy simplifies visa procedures for Kuwaiti nationals

17/10/2014

To further ease travel from Kuwait to India for tourism, business, medical treatment and study purposes, the Embassy has simplified its visa procedure for Kuwaiti nationals and expatriates living in Kuwait.

Kuwait lawmaker proposes 20-year expat residency cap

17/10/2014

In a recent move, a lawmaker in Kuwait has proposed a 20-year cap on expat residency in Kuwait.

Big Five Kuwait Expo 2014 likely to draw huge global interest

19/9/2014

More than 200 exhibitors from across the globe are likely to showcase their products at the Big Five Kuwait Expo, to be held from 22nd to 24th September this year.

Kuwait set to introduce sweeping healthcare reforms

19/9/2014

Kuwait recently revamped its healthcare scheme for treatment abroad by slashing daily allowances offered to patients and their companions.

Kuwait International Airport marks steady growth in passenger numbers

12/9/2014

The one and only civil airport in Kuwait, namely, the Kuwait International Airport, has grown steadily in recent years, with the national carrier Kuwait Airways, trying to become a global hub carrier.

 

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