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Call to develop the beaches in Kuwait

27/6/2014

A group of nationals and expatriates are seeking development of beaches in Kuwait through establishment of resorts along with waterfront stretching nearly 120miles.

Kuwait is third good country in the GCC

27/6/2014

Kuwait has been ranked 93rd globally, 7th in Arab world and 3rd in the GCC countries in the Good Country Index prepared by Simon Anholt, UKs Policy Advisor, as per the latest survey on the level of contribution made by about 125 nations to the planet and humanity.

Official Ramadan work hours for public sector announced

27/6/2014

The Assistant Undersecretary for Diwan Affairs and Manpower at Civil Service Commission (CSC), Tareq Al-Khaldi has announced that 10:00am to 2:00pm would be the working hours during the working week, during the upcoming Ramadan, corresponding to Hijra 1435.

Kuwait has second highest number of millionaire families in GCC

20/6/2014

Kuwait has the second highest number of millionaire families among the GCC nations and fifth highest internationally, with 9 percent, wherein 99,000 families are millionaires.

Qatar among topmost contributors to Kuwait FDI

20/6/2014

Qatar ranks topmost among all foreign nations which invest in Kuwait, with Doha contributing a major 65 percent to total foreign direct investment (FDI) in Kuwait.

New multi-billion airport project placed on hold

20/6/2014

Kuwait has placed on hold a new USD multi-billion airport project, as majority of firms quit bidding due to three tough conditions.

Turkey top holiday destination for Kuwaitis

20/6/2014

Turkey continues to be one of the top holiday destinations for Kuwaitis.

Kuwait Municipality reveals plans for a transitioning phase

2/5/2014

The Municipality in Kuwait revealed that it is transitioning to a stage of strategic and digital planning, depending on technical studies and research through the development of three major projects.

Demolition of Amghara Scrap Yard in progress

2/5/2014

The demolition of makeshift structures has been in progress at the Amghara Scrap Yard, a place which was formerly considered as haven for used spare parts for any car brand.

New infrastructure, construction projects launched

25/4/2014

The projects market in Kuwait has witnessed a new dawn with launch of several infrastructure and construction projects, including environmental fuel projects worth USD12bn, apart from other mega projects in the field of roads and bridges, including Al-Sabbiya Bridge and Kuwait Metro projects.

Transfer of commercial visit visas to work permits will go on until 1st May

25/4/2014

The Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Hind Al-Sabeeh has authorized Director General of Public Authority for Manpower, Jamal Al-Dosari to approve the transfer of commercial visit visas to work permits in private sectors from 21st April to 1st May.

Boom period for retail sector in Kuwait

25/4/2014

The growth witnessed in retail sector in Kuwait over the recent years are likely to continue, with high-end malls holding luxury brands proving popular among Kuwaitis, and as new outlets open their doors in new retail spaces.

Work begins on Small Boat Harbours project

11/4/2014

The Foundation stone for Small Boat Harbours project in Kuwait has been laid.

Kuwait will not issue visit visas to six barred nationalities

11/4/2014

A decision by Interior ministry in Kuwait permits embassies and consulates in Kuwait to issue all types of visit visas, but, six nationalities have been barred from entry into Kuwait.

Jahra Reserve to be transformed into semi-park for visitor entry

4/4/2014

The Director General of Environment Public Authority, Dr Salah Al-Mudhi, has revealed that the Jahra Reserve in Kuwait would soon be converted into a semi-park, allowing entry of visitors.

Kuwaiti Embassies and Consulates permitted to issue visit visas

4/4/2014

As per the instructions by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior in Kuwait, Sheikh Muhammad Al-Khaled issued to Citizenship and Travel Documents and the immigration departments, the Kuwaiti embassies and its consulates are allowed to issue all types of visit visas.

Labour Public Authority authorized to recruit expat labour force

28/3/2014

The Cabinet has permitted the Labour Public Authority to be the exclusive body to recruit expatriate labour forces, and cancelled the flawed sponsorship system, when it officially opens this year.

India to extend Visa-on-arrival and ETA facility to 180 countries

7/2/2014

India has announced plans to issue visa-on-arrival and electronic travel authorization (ETA) for nationals of all countries, except eight prior reference countries including Iran, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and China.

Kuwait Airport records 6% growth in passenger traffic

7/2/2014

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has announced that passenger traffic at Kuwait International Airport has grown 6 percent, with increase in passenger movements, which touched 9,376,618 in comparison to 2012 figures.

New timing announced for Fingerprinting of expats

7/2/2014

Expatriates applying for family visas can get their fingerprinting dome between 3:00pm and 8:00pm, Brig.

Tourists enjoy the Hala February Festival

31/1/2014

The on-going nation-wide Hala February Festival in Kuwait has two main purposes to promote tourism in the country and to lift-up the local economy, said the organizers of the festival.

MPs propose new stringent laws on expatriate residency

31/1/2014

A draft law to impose new stringent rules on expatriates by limiting their stay to five years and emphasizing that the size of any foreign community should not exceed 10 percent of Kuwaitis or a maximum of 124,000, has been proposed by Al-Tameemi, an Independent MP.

New Unemployment Insurance Law to aid unemployed Kuwaitis

31/1/2014

Kuwait introduced several new laws to update its legal system in recent times, and the Social Insurance or the unemployment insurance law is one of these.

Hala February 2014 celebrations to start on 29th January

17/1/2014

The Hala February 2014 festival will begin on 29th January and will run in conjunction with flag-raising ceremony, which marks the start of celebrations of national and liberation days of Kuwait.

Asians constitute majority of Kuwaiti population

17/1/2014

The population of Asians in Kuwait have far surpassed Kuwaiti nationals, revealed statistics at the end of 2013.

 

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