MPW urged to find last­ing ‘so­lu­tion’ to pools of wa­ter in Sabah Al-Ah­mad

KGOC clar­i­fies fin­ger­print ap­pli­ca­tion

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

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.

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