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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.
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.
The Health Ministry in Kuwait signed a KD265mn contract for designing, equipping and maintenance of the new Farwaniya Hospital expansion project.
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.
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.
The family entertainment centre in Kuwait, Kidzania, has announced special summer offer, with entry prices being slashed to half during 1pm to 6pm.
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.
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 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.
A group of nationals and expatriates are seeking development of beaches in Kuwait through establishment of resorts along with waterfront stretching nearly 120miles.
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.
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 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 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.
Kuwait has placed on hold a new USD multi-billion airport project, as majority of firms quit bidding due to three tough conditions.
Turkey continues to be one of the top holiday destinations for Kuwaitis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Foundation stone for Small Boat Harbours project in Kuwait has been laid.
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.
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.
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.