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The Cabinet has permitted the Labour Public Authority to be the exclusive body to recruit expatriate labour forces, and cancelled the flawed sponsorship system, when it officially opens this year.
India has announced plans to issue visa-on-arrival and electronic travel authorization (ETA) for nationals of all countries, except eight prior reference countries including Iran, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and China.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has announced that passenger traffic at Kuwait International Airport has grown 6 percent, with increase in passenger movements, which touched 9,376,618 in comparison to 2012 figures.
Expatriates applying for family visas can get their fingerprinting dome between 3:00pm and 8:00pm, Brig.
The on-going nation-wide Hala February Festival in Kuwait has two main purposes – to promote tourism in the country and to lift-up the local economy, said the organizers of the festival.
A draft law to impose new stringent rules on expatriates by limiting their stay to five years and emphasizing that the size of any foreign community should not exceed 10 percent of Kuwaitis or a maximum of 124,000, has been proposed by Al-Tameemi, an Independent MP.
Kuwait introduced several new laws to update its legal system in recent times, and the Social Insurance or the unemployment insurance law is one of these.
The Hala February 2014 festival will begin on 29th January and will run in conjunction with flag-raising ceremony, which marks the start of celebrations of national and liberation days of Kuwait.
The population of Asians in Kuwait have far surpassed Kuwaiti nationals, revealed statistics at the end of 2013.
About 42million visitors thronged The Avenues mall in the year 2013, marking 75 percent increase in comparison to just 24million visitors in 2012.
Kuwait has introduced the latest device, namely the Kiosk machine, to transfer money to all countries across the world.
Majority of expatriates consider rising rents to be the biggest issue, and they would like to see a seal on climbing rents, revealed the latest online poll.
The Kuwaiti MP is compelling the government to approve legislation which would grant citizenship to a particular number of stateless people every year, aimed at reducing the high number of Bedouins in the country.
Kuwait plans to grant an amnesty to illegal expatriates early next year.
Completion of the GCC rail network by 2018 will not only bring prosperity to UAE, but also to the five GCC neighbours, as rail lines are being constructed across the nations, said Etihad Rail.
GCC countries are planning to launch the European-style Schengen Visa by mid-2014 to enable easy and smooth movement of Gulf-based expatriates and foreign businessmen of the six-member bloc.
The Avenues Mall has been granted the Gold Award for Best Shopping Centre 2013 under the expansion and design category for the MENA region.
Domestic tourism is booming in several countries across the world, particularly during time of distress, said Nabila Al-Anjeri, General Manager of Leaders Group Company for Consultancy and Development.
Kuwaitis constitute only 31 percent of total population in Kuwait, while the rest 69 percent are expatriates, said the Chairperson of Structural Plan Committee at the Municipality Council, Mansoor Al-Khureinij.
Kuwait saw a sharp increase in housing rents this year, says latest statistics.
More than $24bn contracts may be awarded to Kuwait next year, which is double the value of contracts this year, say analysts.
Kuwait plans to invest $75bn infrastructure investments on energy, power, and housing projects until the year 2016, aiming to raise confidence about projects market in the country and the economy as a whole.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has launched online transfer of residencies shortly to reduce the pressure witnessed in various departments and sectors.
HH Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak has declared 19th November, Tuesday, to be a public holiday in Kuwait.
The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) is considering the possibility of imposing taxes on the money transfers of expatriates in living in Kuwait.