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Kuwait aims to be a zero-plastic nation by 2020


Kuwait aims to be a zero-plastic nation by the year 2020, the Environment Public Authority (EPA) revealed.

Travel ban on 100000 nationals and expats


Kuwait will impose ban on nearly 100,000 nationals and expatriates from travel for failing to pay their financial dues to the state.

Kuwait Airways plans privatization within a year


The Chairman of Kuwait Airways Company (KAC), Sami Al-Nusif, said that the airline may be privatized within a year, if the restructuring plan works.

Prime transport infrastructure project in Kuwait makes further progress


One of the prime transport-infrastructure projects in Kuwait, Jamal Nasser Road Development, will see further progress of its structural works, following the brief re-doing of its design and drawings, the supervising authority of the project revealed.

Kuwait to shortly open new KD900mn airport terminal tender


Kuwait has announced plans to tender a contract for the work on building a new airport terminal worth KD900million, the Undersecretary at the Public Works Ministry, Abdul Aziz Al-Kulaib, revealed.

Second phase of Avenues mega shopping mall unveiled


H H Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, together with several senior officials and ministers unveiled the second phase of Avenues, the mega shopping mall, this week.

Energy & Infrastructure Project Conference highlights latest industry trends


The fast expanding energy and infrastructure project sectors in Kuwait, was the centre of focus, during the 7th Annual Kuwait Energy and Infrastructure Projects Conference 2012 held at the Marriott Courtyard recently.

Kuwait Infrastructure Conference to update on major infrastructure projects


The 7th Annual Kuwait Energy and Infrastructure Projects Conference will begin on 4th November at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel.

Kuwait to focus on bridge and road projects to deal traffic hurdles


The Ministry of Public Works, Dr Fadhel Safar, unveiled the Kuwait Bridge Design Construction Conference Exhibition yesterday.

Entertainment City announces change in timings


The Entertainment City in Kuwait has announced change in timings from 7th October 2012.

Kuwait International Airport records 6% growth in passenger numbers


The total passenger numbers across the Kuwait International Airport have grown 6 percent this September, amounting to total of 813962, in comparison to 767080 passengers in September 2011, revealed latest report by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Government to issue emergency decree on KAC privatization


The government in Kuwait is likely to issue an emergency decree regarding privatization of Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) within the next few days.

Kuwait Metro project Phase 1 study nears completion


The study plans for first phase of metro project in Kuwait are nearing completion, and the approval of the Higher Committee for Government-sanctioned projects is awaited.

Sponsor approval must for domestic workers to travel abroad


The domestic workers in Kuwait will henceforth require permission of their sponsors to leave Kuwait for any other country, other than their home country, as per the latest regulation.

Kuwait International Property Show unveiled in Mishref


The Kuwait International Property Show, one of the most notable annual fairs, has been unveiled in Mishref yesterday, under the patronage of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, involving participation of Abdul-Aziz Al-Khaldi, the Ministrys Undersecretary.

Housing rentals, food prices, affected by inflation


According to an online poll on inflation, conducted by Arab Times, majority of respondents (48%) believed that inflation has mostly affected housing rents in the State.

Kuwait to invite tenders for major projects


The Kuwait Minister of Public Works, Dr Fadhel Safar, said that his Ministry is planning to invite tenders for a plethora of projects soon.

Majority of expat workers registered under bogus companies


Nearly 150,000 expat workers are currently registered under bogus companies, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has discovered, ever-since the implementation of automates system.

Three-year work clause not mandatory for renewal of residence permits


Expatriates in Kuwait will be able to renew their residence permits without having to work mandatorily for three years for their sponsors.

Family visit visas to be restricted to spouse, children


Kuwait will restrict family visit visas to spouse and children of the applicant, the Interior Ministry revealed.

Kuwait to strictly implement six month gap for visit visas


Visit Visas will not be issued to visitors of Kuwait until six months after their previous visit it has been announced, as per the directives from First Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Jaber.

Increased demand for flight tickets during Eid holidays


The representatives at travel agencies in Kuwait reported that there has been a huge demand for tickets for the Eid holidays, following the lean period of Ramadan, as Kuwaitis prefer spending the fasting season at home with family.

80 percent of unemployed nationals in Kuwait are women


According to latest government report, nearly 19,000 Kuwaitis are unemployed, with 80 percent of them being women.

Ministry to grant visas for university degree holders and tech qualified


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour is on the process of issuing work permits for people with university degrees and those holding technical qualifications in vital sectors that are most important for the country.

New rules for issuance of work permits in Kuwait


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour will shortly announce new rules for issuance of work permits to expat workers, based on actual manpower requirements in Kuwait.