Crackdown on abuse of state lands off Seventh Ring Road
Development plan to move forward
KUWAIT: Starting today, Kuwait Municipality will launch its first mission to remove violations on public property along the seventh ring road where state lands are being used to store machinery, as garages and storage area for scrap metal and used tires, some of which have been there for more than 15 years.
Around 15 percent of development projects are now ready to be implemented, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Subaih said yesterday, describing the progress as an “unprecedented achievement.”
Subaih, who is also minister of state for development and planning, stressed that after an agreement with the concerned Municipal Council committee, many obstacles that had been delaying the development plan projects were solved.
Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting with the reform and development committee yesterday morning, Subaih said that coordination meetings emphasize that all state bodies are represented in the development plan. Osama Al-Otaibi, head of the reform and development committee at the Municipal Council, meanwhile said that such meetings help achieve greater good and accelerate the pace of work in development plan projects by removing all kinds of obstacles. He also stressed that bodies benefiting from all projects have to attend the meetings to discuss the obstacles delaying them.
Also speaking on the occasion, Kuwait Municipality Director Ahmed Al-Manfouhi stressed that the pace of work in the national development plan projects was accelerating and that discussions in five major projects were already complete.
In other news, decree number 300/2016, on the issue of the executive chart of law number 2/2016 pertaining the public authority for fighting corruption and financial statement disclosure, was issued and published in the official gazette; Al-Kuwait Al-Youm yesterday.
KUWAIT: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Subaih attends the workshop. —KUNA