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$6bn expansion planned for Kuwait International Airport


The Kuwait Government has announced plans to invest $6bn towards expansion of its international airport aimed to handle at least 13million passengers by 2016, a top official of civil aviation authority said on Tuesday.

Single visa system for GCC cruise passengers by September 2012


The much-awaited single visa system for cruise passengers of GCC nations may finally be implemented in September this year, a senior official at the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing said.

Travel World Expo 2012 concludes in Kuwait


The Travel World Expo 2012 concluded yesterday in Kuwait, which involved participation of 30 local and international travel agencies.

Labour Ministry embarks on pilot test for online transactions


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MSAL) has begun a pilot test for a project that enables major companies to complete labour transactions online, a Senior Ministry official said.

Metro project progressing to get operational by 2020


Nation-wide metro system is hoped to address the growing issue of traffic congestion, creating better growth prospects in business, commercial and residential fronts.

Avenues Mall expansion may cater to small businesses


Mabanee Real Estate Company, which is monitoring the Avenues Mall project, said that part of the new expansion of the mall will be allocated for small businesses in Kuwait.

Municipal Council grants approval for free zone in South Kuwait


The Municipal Council in Kuwait has granted approval for creation of a free zone in South Kuwait, but, has sought relevant design details, in-line with criteria and conditions set out for free zones.

Barbecue in public places can draw KD1000 fine


Kuwait has strictly announced a fine of KD1000, if people barbecue in public locations.

Cabinet approves privatization of Kuwait Airways


The Cabinet in Kuwait has passed a draft law to privatize the state carrier Kuwait Airways within next three years.

Three-year work permits open to special medical professions


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has allowed granting three years work permit to certain specialized medical professions like Physicians, X-Ray and Lab Technicians, irrespective of the validity period of their commercial licenses of their hospitals or medical centres.

Kuwait-Iraq flight services restored after 22 years


The first passenger plane from Kuwait to Iraq touched Najaf Airport this week, after 22 years following the Kuwaiti invasion and deterioration of relations between the two nations in 1991.

Ambitious infrastructure projects in pipeline for Kuwait


Kuwait is all set for an ambitious infrastructure programme planned over the next two years, with investments worth $12.

Kuwaitis investing more on foreign properties


The Undersecretary of Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Kuwait, Abdulaziz Al-Khaldi, reported that there is a huge surge in purchase of properties in foreign countries by Kuwaitis, particularly in Arab Gulf States and Turkey.

EoIs invited from companies for the first metro project in Kuwait


The Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB) in Kuwait has invited companies to submit Expression of Interest (EoI) for investment in an Integrated Rolling Stock and Systems Company, which forms part of the first metro project in the country.

Tender for construction of new terminal at International Airport


Kuwait will be launching an initial tender for construction of a second terminal at the international airport.

Residence permit of nearly 300,000 residents needs authentication


The authenticity of residence permit of nearly 300,000 residents in Kuwait will have to be verified by concerned authorities, reports Al-Watan, an Arabic daily.

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.