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Kuwait aims to attract more foreign investment into the Gulf State


Kuwait has suspended a programme under which foreign winners of huge government contracts are required to invest in the local economy, said the Finance Minister this week, as it was trying to attract more overseas companies into the Gulf state.

Kuwait Towers may find its place in list of World Heritage Edifices


The National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) was working hard to get Kuwait Towers listed on the UN preparatory list of World Heritage edifices.

Health Ministry signs KD265mn hospital expansion deal


The Health Ministry in Kuwait signed a KD265mn contract for designing, equipping and maintenance of the new Farwaniya Hospital expansion project.

Kuwait Airport launches summer special flights to various destinations


The Kuwait International Airport will begin operation of new direct flights during the summer season to destinations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Philippines, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Turkey, said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday.

Petrol stations in Kuwait will not be privatized


The government-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has cancelled a proposal to privatise petrol stations, but, is in talks to build 100 new outlets to meet demand.

Kidzania Kuwait announces new summer special offers


The family entertainment centre in Kuwait, Kidzania, has announced special summer offer, with entry prices being slashed to half during 1pm to 6pm.

Private sector employees to be included in Indemnity Law


The Parliament has agreed to permit the private sector to participate in implementation of housing projects, particularly in construction of housing units on idle state-owned land.

New regulation for visa transfer process on the way


Workers in Kuwait can work for a different employer during probation period until their visa is transferred, according to latest decision by the government.

Kuwait to tender multi-billion metro rail project in five-year plan


Kuwait will tender the much-delayed USD multi-billion metro rail project in its five-year development plan, revealed Hind Al Sabeeh, the Minister of state for development and planning.

Call to develop the beaches in Kuwait


A group of nationals and expatriates are seeking development of beaches in Kuwait through establishment of resorts along with waterfront stretching nearly 120miles.

Kuwait is third good country in the GCC


Kuwait has been ranked 93rd globally, 7th in Arab world and 3rd in the GCC countries in the Good Country Index prepared by Simon Anholt, UKs Policy Advisor, as per the latest survey on the level of contribution made by about 125 nations to the planet and humanity.

Official Ramadan work hours for public sector announced


The Assistant Undersecretary for Diwan Affairs and Manpower at Civil Service Commission (CSC), Tareq Al-Khaldi has announced that 10:00am to 2:00pm would be the working hours during the working week, during the upcoming Ramadan, corresponding to Hijra 1435.

Kuwait has second highest number of millionaire families in GCC


Kuwait has the second highest number of millionaire families among the GCC nations and fifth highest internationally, with 9 percent, wherein 99,000 families are millionaires.

Qatar among topmost contributors to Kuwait FDI


Qatar ranks topmost among all foreign nations which invest in Kuwait, with Doha contributing a major 65 percent to total foreign direct investment (FDI) in Kuwait.

New multi-billion airport project placed on hold


Kuwait has placed on hold a new USD multi-billion airport project, as majority of firms quit bidding due to three tough conditions.

Turkey top holiday destination for Kuwaitis


Turkey continues to be one of the top holiday destinations for Kuwaitis.

Kuwait Municipality reveals plans for a transitioning phase


The Municipality in Kuwait revealed that it is transitioning to a stage of strategic and digital planning, depending on technical studies and research through the development of three major projects.

Demolition of Amghara Scrap Yard in progress


The demolition of makeshift structures has been in progress at the Amghara Scrap Yard, a place which was formerly considered as haven for used spare parts for any car brand.

New infrastructure, construction projects launched


The projects market in Kuwait has witnessed a new dawn with launch of several infrastructure and construction projects, including environmental fuel projects worth USD12bn, apart from other mega projects in the field of roads and bridges, including Al-Sabbiya Bridge and Kuwait Metro projects.

Transfer of commercial visit visas to work permits will go on until 1st May


The Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Hind Al-Sabeeh has authorized Director General of Public Authority for Manpower, Jamal Al-Dosari to approve the transfer of commercial visit visas to work permits in private sectors from 21st April to 1st May.

Boom period for retail sector in Kuwait


The growth witnessed in retail sector in Kuwait over the recent years are likely to continue, with high-end malls holding luxury brands proving popular among Kuwaitis, and as new outlets open their doors in new retail spaces.

Work begins on Small Boat Harbours project


The Foundation stone for Small Boat Harbours project in Kuwait has been laid.

Kuwait will not issue visit visas to six barred nationalities


A decision by Interior ministry in Kuwait permits embassies and consulates in Kuwait to issue all types of visit visas, but, six nationalities have been barred from entry into Kuwait.

Jahra Reserve to be transformed into semi-park for visitor entry


The Director General of Environment Public Authority, Dr Salah Al-Mudhi, has revealed that the Jahra Reserve in Kuwait would soon be converted into a semi-park, allowing entry of visitors.

Kuwaiti Embassies and Consulates permitted to issue visit visas


As per the instructions by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior in Kuwait, Sheikh Muhammad Al-Khaled issued to Citizenship and Travel Documents and the immigration departments, the Kuwaiti embassies and its consulates are allowed to issue all types of visit visas.