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Farwaniya constitutes largest number of expatriate population


According to results of 2011 census in Kuwait, Farwaniya governorate is home to largest number of expatriates in Kuwait, touching 602,346 in number.

Kuwait Ministry signs deals for infrastructure works


The Minister of public works in Kuwait, Dr.

Proposal to nationalize all government jobs in Kuwait within 1 year


It has been revealed that certain representatives of Popular Action Bloc (PAB), recently suggest implementation of a draft law to nationalize all government jobs in Kuwait within a year.

Kuwait to invest heavily on infrastructure expansion


A major Infrastructure Investment Summit on 26th March will see Ernst and Young, delivering an overview of US$7bn Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit System (KMRT), it has been announced.

60 percent growth in hotel occupancy rates last year in Kuwait


Kuwait has witnessed a 60 percent growth in hotel occupancy in December 2011, marking a six point increase, a specialized economic report said.

Transfer of commercial and visit visas to work permits, now permissible


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has permitted the transfer of commercial and visit visas to work permits, for those recruited by companies dealing with government projects and public establishments.

Opening of Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium emphasized


The Commission on Population and Urban Development emphasized that it is ready to assist those involved in the project of Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium to overcome any hurdles that hampers the opening of the Stadium.

Kuwait-Doha services by Qatar Airlines to strengthen further


The national carrier of Qatar, Qatar Airways, has hailed Kuwait as one of the long-standing routes of the airline, which serves as a strong pillar of Gulf network, with rapid connections via Doha to a host of destinations popular among travellers from the region.

Major ports in Kuwait to be privatized


Kuwait has announced plans about privatization of major seaports in the State.

Efforts on for new Metro System in Kuwait City


The Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB) is moving ahead with plans to develop a new metro system for Kuwait City, with the Higher Committee already having approved the feasibility study.

New daily flights connect Kuwait and Doha


Qatar Airways has announced the launch of additional daily flights between Kuwait and Doha.

Domestic workers cannot travel without sponsors


Domestic workers or those with Article 20 visas are not allowed to travel outside Kuwait without a sponsor, except if they are returning to their home countries.

Kuwait to move ahead with Metro Rail project


Kuwait is moving ahead with its new metro rail system, and the company in-charge of the first phase of the project has announced that it will begin procurement shortly.

Kuwait pavilion launched in Global Village Dubai


The Kuwaiti pavilion was launched in the Global Village 2012 in Dubai, by General Consul of the Consulate General of State of Kuwait, Dubai, and the Northern Emirates, Tareq Al-Hamad, and Salah Al-Haddad, Kuwait Embassy Advisor.

Ban on transfer of commercial visas to work permit lifted


The five-month ban on transfer of commercial visit visas to work permits has been lifted in Kuwait this week.

Waiting list for housing in Kuwait touches record numbers


The pending list of housing applications at the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) is expected to touch 95,000 within two months, marking a record number in Kuwaits history, revealed a senior PAHW source.

Avenues Mall turning into top shopping and leisure destination


The Avenues Mall recorded more than 24 million visitors, including nationals, tourists and expatriates in 2011, showing a marked 8percent growth, in comparison to the 2010 figures.

360 Mall wins coveted ICSC Gold Award


360 Mall has bagged the coveted International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) Gold Award for Innovative Design and Development, marketing and retail programs of new project for 2011 for MENA region.

Interior Ministry plans granting citizenship to eligible illegal residents


The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Ahmad Hmoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday, speaking about the issue of illegal residents, mentioned that a law is being prepared for illegal residents, intending to grant Kuwaiti citizenship to those eligible.

Labour Ministry working on self-sponsorship law for expatriates


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MSAL) has suggested that expatriates can seek self-sponsorship, provided they have a minimum balance of KD10,000 in their bank account.

Subbiya - Second City in Kuwait


A panel discussion titled Subbiya Building Kuwaits Second City, hosted by the Center for Gulf Studies at the American University of Kuwait (AUK), together with Arabana Project, to discuss the social and cultural impacts associated with development plans in Subbiya.

Kuwait may grant citizenship to 34,000 illegal residents


The Gulf state of Kuwait, currently home to 105,000 stateless people (illegal residents), has announced that it may grant citizenship to 34,000 of them, the Head of a government authority monitoring their affairs said.

Work permit, transfer applications suspended temporarily


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has announced that the processing of transfer applications will be suspended, while work permit applications for government projects may not be accepted, beginning 25th December, for a two week period, to carry out inventory and organizing tasks.

More than 50 Kuwaiti firms participate in Career Fair 2011


The three-day Career Fair 2011 was unveiled at the Kuwait International Fair Ground (KIFG) in Mishref on 13th February 2011, with nationals and expatriates alike thronging the fair.

e-gate website offers e-governmental services round-the-clock


The official e-gate website in Kuwait can serve as a one stop solution for nationals, residents, business people, and government bodies alike, seeking more than 453 e-governmental services round the clock.