Plan­ning coun­cil presents re­port on devel­op­ment projects

Mu­nic­i­pal­ity to eval­u­ate em­ploy­ees per­for­mance

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

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.

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