Kuwait moves to fortify food stocks. Campaign pushes need to rationalize food utilization, cut wastage.
16 August 2023, 12:00 AM
30 September 2023, 12:00 AM
The Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Muhammad Al-Aiban issued 3 decisions, within the framework of working on a comprehensive strategy for stores and warehouses at the level of Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily.
Al-Aiban formed a committee to develop mechanisms for preserving food and commodity stocks, headed by Tariq Al-Sharrah, Saleh Al-Dhafiri as Vice-Chairman, and the membership of Faisal Al- Ansari, Ghazwa Al-Anzi and Ibrahim Al-Sultan, and Saad Al-Adwani as a member and Rapporteur. The committee, whose work period was set by the decision at 3 months, is concerned with studying the mechanisms in place to preserve food and commodity stocks, and preparing a comprehensive vision for developing mechanisms for preserving and developing stocks in cooperative societies and parallel markets, and preparing a vision for an awareness campaign on the need to rationalize food consumption and reduce waste.
At the same level, the Minister of Commerce formed a committee of 11 members to follow up on what was stated in the report of the government performance follow-up agency regarding the provision of strategic storage areas for the establishment of stores and warehouses. Procedures guide to carry out the tasks of organizing and supervising strategic storage areas and lands available for storage.
The committee will develop a plan and an automated system to follow up on the strategic stock and link it with the Kuwait Flour Mills and Kuwait Catering companies, and coordinate with the Kuwait Municipality and the concerned authorities to allocate lands for the construction of multi-storey buildings for selling and distributing subsidized supplies, in addition to following up and facilitating the procedures for establishing a government company for strategic stocks.