Planning council presents report on development projects
Municipality to evaluate employees performance
KUWAIT CITY, March 14: The Supreme Council for Planning has presented a report concerning projects contained in the government action plan since the beginning of implementation of the development plan, which is worth KD 45 billion, reports Al-Nahar daily.
The daily quoting a source added the action plan starts with four major strategic projects and establishment of 11 public shareholding companies in which the government will hold 26 percent shares and 24 percent for strategic partners, while the remaining 50 percent will be allotted for public subscription. He revealed that the report contains development projects and construction of residential cities.
Other major projects in the report included Al-Shadadiya University City, expansion and upgrade of the airport, beautification and upgrade of downtown Kuwait, construction of Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital and Boubyan Sea Port, in addition to Al-Shuaiba Workers City, Electricity and Water Desalination Power Station, and North Al-Zour Gas Turbines Station.
He stressed the report contains the most gigantic projects such as Al-Hariri City that will gulp KD 30 billion within the next 17 years, the metro tunnel and railway line projects worth KD 7 billion, and Failaka Island upgrading at a total estimated cost KD 45 billion.
Deputy Director General for Administrative and Financial Sector at Kuwait Municipality Eng Walid Al-Jassem said letters have been sent to head of directorates and departments regarding the inclusion of employees’ tardiness, absence and sick leaves in the evaluation of their performance for 2018, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Jassem disclosed the new forms will be sent to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) upon inclusion of the abovementioned information in the system of the Municipality.
He stressed that the employees with poor evaluation will not be promoted to higher positions, clarifying the fingerprint attendance system has been enforced since January 2017. This means it was enforced more than one year ago, so it will be included in the employees’ performance evaluation, he added.
He said the final performance evaluation results will be included in the official statistics after investigating the complaints of some employees.
Since the implementation of the fingerprint attendance system until February 2018, more than 500 penalties have been imposed such as deduction and reduction of salaries; in addition to 122 cases of suspending payment of salaries, he revealed. He went on to say there have been 25 decisions on ending the services of employees and 1,200 cases of direct salary deduction due to absence without any valid reason.