MPW urged to find lasting ‘solution’ to pools of water in Sabah Al-Ahmad
KGOC clarifies fingerprint application
KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: Services Committee affiliated to the Council of Ministers in a recent meeting directed the Ministry of Public Works to coordinate with other relevant authorities to find a lasting solution to pools of water in Sabah Al-Ahmad City. The decision followed series of complaints from specific quarters concerning an impending danger on the environment, reports Al-Qabas daily.
In this context, Assistant Undersecretary for Sewage Engineering and the official spokesperson for Ministry of Public Works Abdul-Mohsin Al-Enezi said representatives of relevant authorities, including Ministry of Housing Affairs, Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources, Kuwait Municipality, Ministry of Electricity and Water, and Ministry of Public Works attended the meeting.
He noted the meeting discussed two major subjects; among them Khairan Water Treatment Plant, which has capacity to produce 6,000 cubic meters of water daily if all conditions are met after solving the power connectivity problem.
As regards the pools of water in Sabah Al-Ahmad, Al-Enezi explained the ministry has vision to resolve the issue from various perspectives. He added the first perspective is to make use of treated water pools produced for agricultural purpose through connection network mechanism, in collaboration with the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources. However, clean water from wells can also serve agricultural purposes through a reservoir connected to the irrigation system in the area.
Meanwhile, Kuwait Gulf Oil Company (KGOC) recently issued a decision clarifying that the application of the fingerprint system on its staff assigned in Al-Khafji border is in compliance with the instructions of security authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, not to record their attendance at work, reports Al-Anba daily.
This is in response to the demand of the Union of Workers in the company to stop implementation of the fingerprint system on such employees and link it with the new employee ID. Employees assigned in Al-Khafji travel daily through Al-Khafji border with the Kingdom to carry out their tasks outside Kuwait’s borders.