Study to estab­lish ad­dic­tion treat­ment cen­ters in Kuwait

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi

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.

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