Study to establish addiction treatment centers in Kuwait
Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minster of State for Development and Planning Hind AlSubaih will to preside the fifth meeting of the supreme family council due to be held next week to discuss several topics on its agenda such as the council’s strategy, the role of marriage guidance centers and a bill on psychological consultancy.
Subaih added that the family council had been established in 2006 and that its roles have been activated recently. She also noted that the council members include minister of information and minster of state for youth affairs, health minister, minister of justice, Awqaf and Islamic affairs, minister of education and higher education in addition some experts in child and family affairs.
Subaih also noted that there was a study to establish addiction treatment centers to rehabilitate addicts, which would ultimately help protect Kuwaiti families. She also highlighted a plan to open social protection centers for children to receive ones suffering from abuse and physical violence.
Fish released in Gulf
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) yesterday released a new batch of black sea bream young fish it had farmed into the Arabian Gulf waters off Mohammed Al-Ahmed Marine Base shores in the presence of the marine forces commander, Admiral Khaled Ahmed Al-Kandari. The process is aimed at enriching national fish resources.
Teachers to be reassigned
MOE’s assistant undersecretary for public education Fatima Al-Kandari said that teaching staff schedules would be reviewed in various educational areas in order to achieve balance through transferring some teachers amongst schools, if necessary. Speaking about the tablet devices, Al-Kandary said that grade students would receive them soon and that school administrations would start retrieving tablets from students in Grades 11 and 12 by Thursday to update content and subject some to maintenance as per the contracts signed with the providing companies.
Municipality courts foreign investors
Kuwait Municipality’s Director Ahmed Al-Manfouhi said that the municipality aims to encourage foreign and local investors. He said that practical steps had been taken to allow foreign ownership in Kuwait as well as allowing foreign businesses to open branches in Kuwait without the requirement of having a local agent. He added that the Municipality had already received some international inquiries about investment opportunities in Kuwait. Responding to a question about bureaucracy obstacles, AlManfouhi promised that a new legislation would be passed soon allowing foreigners ownership and that the state property management department would attend the next meeting to discuss this issue.