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Public sector holiday in Kuwait from 24th to 26th February


The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that the National and Liberation Day holidays in Kuwait will be from 24th to 26th February 2013.

Kuwait upgrading its infrastructure in a major way


The Kuwait government is finally moving to ease major traffic snarls in Kuwait, after years of inaction, by pushing ahead with the $2.

GCC Railway Authority to be set up by 2014 to oversee rail projects


Towards the year end, the Gulf States will decide about policies on customs and immigration for expatriates residing in the Gulf, and commuting via the planned GCC Railway.

Kuwait travel ban list exceeds 90,000 over the weekend


The Interior Ministry in Kuwait has imposed a travel ban on 90,000 people living in Kuwait, over the last weekend.

Festival of Formative Art likely to display diverse creativity


The 7th Festival of Formative Art is due to begin on 3rd February with the participation of 83 Kuwaiti men and women artists showcasing 126 pieces of diverse creativity.

Establishment of Authority is must for expat workforce


The Chairman of Expatriate Personnel Office at Kuwait Trade Union Federation (KTUF), Abdulrahman Al-Ghanim has demanded the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Zikra Al-Rasheedi, to focus on the illegal sponsorship system.

Kuwait Parliament approval granted for KAC privatization


The National Assembly (Parliament) in Kuwait has granted approval to the government to begin the privatization plan for the struggling national carrier, Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC).

New hospitals, homes, Failaka Island transformation, on the agenda


MP Taher Al-Failakawi said that Amir has issued directives for government to build new hospitals and 80,000 housing units, and that the Amir praised the co-operation between the executive and legislative authorities.

Kuwait lifts family entry ban on nationals from six countries


Kuwait, last week, announced lifting of ban on nationals from six countries, thereby, partially easing restriction on their entry to Kuwait.

Approval granted for KAC privatization


The Kuwait National Assembly has approved privatization of Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC).

Road 306 to replace Eighth Ring Road


Kuwait Municipality recently approved developing Road 306 between Wafra and Mina Abdullah after dismantling the Eighth Ring Road.

Travel ban on Kuwait nationals and expats, now effective


About 100,000 nationals and expatriates in Kuwait will be banned from leaving the country, effective today.

New KD321mn worth developmental projects planned


The Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Buildings, Mohammad Al-Sayegh, has announced the new projects of Ministrys developmental plan for years (2014 to 2018), worth KD321mn.

Second construction expo gets underway in Kuwait


The second exhibition of Industries and Construction involving participation of 43 large companies and government agencies got underway yesterday.

Second GCC Camel Race Championship kick-starts


The second GCC Camel Race Championship began in Kuwait yesterday, under the sponsorship of H H Deputy Amir and Crown Prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Saba.

Two week suspension of work permits, transfer applications likely


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour will temporarily suspend the issuance of work permits and processing of transfer applications for two weeks, as per the Article 11 of Labour Law in the private sector, sources in the Ministry said.

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.