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Expat deportation to bear negative impact on Kuwait Labour Market


The announcement of the government plan to deport 100,000 expat labourers annually has had a negative impact on Kuwait labour market, with the cost of recruitment having gone up, and visa trafficking having increased, a top unionist said, in his recent statement.

Expat residents may have to shell fees for using public services


The government in Kuwait has submitted draft law that proposes increasing fees collected from expat residents for using public services in Kuwait, a senior state official said.

New online service introduced for driving tests


The traffic department in Kuwait together with department of data systems has launched a new service that enable making appointment online for driving license tests on trial basis.

Kuwait Fifth Ring Road officially renamed after Late Sheikh Zayed


Kuwait has officially renamed the Fifth Ring Road as Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Road.

Kuwait mulls granting of citizenship to Bidoons


The Parliament has passed a bill granting citizenship for about 4000 foreigners, aiming to resolve the problem of stateless people in Kuwait.

New integrated health record system for expats in GCC


The GCC member states are currently working to introduce a comprehensive health record system for expat workers, which will be linked through an electronic grid and completely integrate them.

Kuwait to stop transfer of visit visas to work permits from 1st April


Kuwait plans to reduce the expatriate numbers in the country by half over the next decade.

Kuwait construction sector hoped to gain momentum in 2013


The construction sector in Kuwait is considering a series of projects, with growing demand from private sector, aimed at generating momentum after a brief period of minimal growth margins.

Privatization of Kuwait national airline gets nearer


As per the latest decision by a Parliamentary committee, the privatisation of national airline in Kuwait, will in-turn reinvigorate a long-stalled programme to open up ownership of other state enterprises, or, part of them to the private sector.

Public sector holiday in Kuwait from 24th to 26th February


The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that the National and Liberation Day holidays in Kuwait will be from 24th to 26th February 2013.

Kuwait upgrading its infrastructure in a major way


The Kuwait government is finally moving to ease major traffic snarls in Kuwait, after years of inaction, by pushing ahead with the $2.

GCC Railway Authority to be set up by 2014 to oversee rail projects


Towards the year end, the Gulf States will decide about policies on customs and immigration for expatriates residing in the Gulf, and commuting via the planned GCC Railway.

Kuwait travel ban list exceeds 90,000 over the weekend


The Interior Ministry in Kuwait has imposed a travel ban on 90,000 people living in Kuwait, over the last weekend.

Festival of Formative Art likely to display diverse creativity


The 7th Festival of Formative Art is due to begin on 3rd February with the participation of 83 Kuwaiti men and women artists showcasing 126 pieces of diverse creativity.

Establishment of Authority is must for expat workforce


The Chairman of Expatriate Personnel Office at Kuwait Trade Union Federation (KTUF), Abdulrahman Al-Ghanim has demanded the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Zikra Al-Rasheedi, to focus on the illegal sponsorship system.

Kuwait Parliament approval granted for KAC privatization


The National Assembly (Parliament) in Kuwait has granted approval to the government to begin the privatization plan for the struggling national carrier, Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC).

New hospitals, homes, Failaka Island transformation, on the agenda


MP Taher Al-Failakawi said that Amir has issued directives for government to build new hospitals and 80,000 housing units, and that the Amir praised the co-operation between the executive and legislative authorities.

Kuwait lifts family entry ban on nationals from six countries


Kuwait, last week, announced lifting of ban on nationals from six countries, thereby, partially easing restriction on their entry to Kuwait.

Approval granted for KAC privatization


The Kuwait National Assembly has approved privatization of Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC).

Road 306 to replace Eighth Ring Road


Kuwait Municipality recently approved developing Road 306 between Wafra and Mina Abdullah after dismantling the Eighth Ring Road.

Travel ban on Kuwait nationals and expats, now effective


About 100,000 nationals and expatriates in Kuwait will be banned from leaving the country, effective today.

New KD321mn worth developmental projects planned


The Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Buildings, Mohammad Al-Sayegh, has announced the new projects of Ministrys developmental plan for years (2014 to 2018), worth KD321mn.

Second construction expo gets underway in Kuwait


The second exhibition of Industries and Construction involving participation of 43 large companies and government agencies got underway yesterday.

Second GCC Camel Race Championship kick-starts


The second GCC Camel Race Championship began in Kuwait yesterday, under the sponsorship of H H Deputy Amir and Crown Prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Saba.

Two week suspension of work permits, transfer applications likely


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour will temporarily suspend the issuance of work permits and processing of transfer applications for two weeks, as per the Article 11 of Labour Law in the private sector, sources in the Ministry said.