Boulevard Park new addition for residents of Kuwait: Minister
‘Project result of cooperation between public and private sectors’
The Boulevard Park in Salmiya is unique, as it is a real estate, commercial, touristic and entertainment project consisting of 90 percent green space, and provides a great shopping and dining experience too. Parking is not a problem, with its huge parking lot. Minister of Electricity and Water Ahmad Al-Jassar said Boulevard is a new addition for the residents of Kuwait. “This project is a result of cooperation between the public and private sectors to develop Kuwait,” he said during the park’s launch ceremony yesterday.
The government is encouraging the private sector to participate in executing investment projects that will boost the national economy and the community. “The government has provided facilities for companies by eliminating obstacles to support them and attract new investments. This also created a suitable environment for investing according to international criteria, which strengthens the role of the private sector in improving the national economy,” said Jassar, who is also the acting minister of awqaf and minister of public works.
The Boulevard is a model of future parks. “The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources worked for many years to realize this park. More parks will be built in the future as part of the ‘greenification’ plan to add environmental value, in addition to providing entertainment and touristic facilities,” he pointed out.
This project was designed according to international quality standards on a 20-year investment system. “Boulevard is considered a green oasis in the middle of the crowded city, and it decreases pollution and improves the climate. It also includes commercial, service and environmental activities, which will attract young people to spend their free time here,” concluded Jasser.
Adwan Al-Adwani, Chairman of the Al-Salmiya Group Company for Enterprise Development, noted that Boulevard provides activities for all age categories. “We didn’t forget the disabled as well, and equipped the park with suitable facilities for them. Due to the wide green spaces, the park presents an ideal environment for walking and jogging in the midst of beautiful views of trees, two lakes, a river and fields for cricket, football, basketball and tennis,” he stated.
“The Boulevard also includes a shopping mall with many international brands and various cafes. Furthermore, there are more restaurants outside the mall and games for kids, both indoor and outdoor. Visitors can enter the park from seven gates, and we have provided 2,000 parking spaces for their vehicles,” said Adwani. “As part of our social responsibility, we have a ‘Lobby’ project that provides stores of suitable space at nominal rents to encourage small enterprises of young Kuwaitis and help them launch their projects,” he added.
KUWAIT: Minister of Electricity and Water Ahmad Al-Jassar officially opens the Boulevard Park.