NBK launches ad­vanced ‘NBK History’ smart phone app

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS -

KUWAIT: Na­tional Bank of Kuwait (NBK) launched its ad­vanced ‘NBK History’ ap­pli­ca­tion on smart phones high­light­ing Kuwait’s history and the evo­lu­tion of NBK since its es­tab­lish­ment in 1952 as the first in­dige­nous bank and Share­hold­ing Com­pany in Kuwait and the GCC.

‘NBK History’ ap­pli­ca­tion presents the history of Kuwait and NBK in an in­no­va­tive man­ner. The ap­pli­ca­tion re­views NBK’s es­tab­lish­ment and open­ing more than 6 decades ago, its de­vel­op­ment and the role it played in the de­vel­op­ment and progress of Kuwait.

The NBK History ap­pli­ca­tion of­fers an ac­cess to NBK’s mu­seum, the first in the re­gion to use au­dio­vi­sual and in­ter­ac­tive dis­plays, in­clud­ing in­ter­views with Bank of­fi­cials and in­flu­en­tial econ­o­mists as well as short film clips. NBK Mu­seum presents a col­lec­tion of in­ter­est­ing ar­ti­facts such as his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ments and the first of­fice in­stru­ments used at that time.

“The es­tab­lish­ment of NBK History ap­pli­ca­tion stands as a land­mark to re­serve Kuwait’s History and present it to the com­ing gen­er­a­tions”, said Manal AlMat­tar, NBK Pub­lic Re­la­tions Ex­ec­u­tive man­ager. “Since its es­tab­lish­ment 63 years ago, NBK has played a sig­nif­i­cant role in the de­vel­op­ment and progress of Kuwait. NBK grew from a small lo­cal bank to one of the largest fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions in the re­gion.”

Mat­tar added “this in­no­va­tive ap­pli­ca­tion high­lights NBK’s history and con­tri­bu­tions in the de­vel­op­ment of the na­tional econ­omy. It also high­lights the main pe­ri­ods in Kuwait’s history.”

On 15th Novem­ber, NBK cel­e­brates the 63rd an­niver­sary of open­ing its doors of­fi­cially for the first time fol­low­ing the fa­mous Amiri De­cree is­sued by the late Amir Sheikh Ab­dul­lah Al-Salem AlSabah on 19 May, 1952 pro­mul­gat­ing the in­cor­po­ra­tion of the Na­tional Bank of Kuwait as the first na­tional bank and the first share­hold­ing com­pany in Kuwait and the Gulf.

Manal Al-Mat­tar

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