Re­new­able en­ergy sta­tion linked to state’s power grid

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi and A Saleh

KUWAIT: Kuwait In­sti­tute for Sci­en­tific Re­search wit­nessed the link­ing of the so­lar and wind power sta­tion in Shaqaya in co­op­er­a­tion with the Min­istry of Elec­tric­ity and Water dur­ing a cel­e­bra­tion or­ga­nized by KISR un­der the pa­tron­age of its Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Sameera Ah­mad AlSayed Omar and Min­is­ter Ah­mad Al-Jas­sar. This is the first ac­tual step in seek­ing the ful­fill­ment of His High­ness the Amir’s in­struc­tions to use re­new­able en­ergy for 15 per­cent of the state’s need of en­ergy by 2030. Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of the En­ergy and Con­struc­tion Re­search Cen­ter Saleem Al-Ha­jraf said this move is one of sev­eral taken this year to­wards im­ple­ment­ing the Shaqaya ini­tia­tive for re­new­able en­ergy. He said the in­sti­tute be­gan by pre­par­ing strate­gic, eco­nomic, tech­ni­cal and en­vi­ron­men­tal stud­ies for re­new­able en­ergy tech­niques in the coun­try.

So­cial Af­fairs and La­bor Min­is­ter and State Min­is­ter for Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment Hind AlSubaih sent the so­cial aid case at the Min­istry of So­cial Af­fairs and La­bor (MSAL) to the gen­eral pros­e­cu­tor and asked that le­gal pro­ce­dures be taken with re­gards to in­ves­ti­gat­ing sus­pi­cious crim­i­nal be­hav­iors re­lated to the aid. The let­ter said when the aid files were be­ing re­ex­am­ined, ad­min­is­tra­tive vi­o­la­tions were dis­cov­ered. When they were re­ferred for ad­min­is­tra­tive in­ves­ti­ga­tions, some em­ploy­ees of the fam­ily care depart­ment, who were sup­posed to re­cover amounts paid un­jus­ti­fi­ably, were found guilty of lax­ity and neg­li­gence. The re­fer­ral let­ter men­tioned that in­ves­ti­ga­tions at the min­istry ended by pun­ish­ing some em­ploy­ees of the fam­ily care depart­ment, as the vi­o­la­tions con­sti­tute a pe­nal crime ac­cord­ing to ar­ti­cle 14 of the public funds pro­tec­tion law 1/1993.

Work has started at Kuwait In­te­grated Petro­chem­i­cal In­dus­tries Com­pany (KIPIC) to fi­nance the liq­ue­fied nat­u­ral gas (LNG) project. The pro­ce­dures started with the ap­point­ment of an ad­vi­sor, who needs 18 months to help in fram­ing the fi­nanc­ing of the project. The com­pany said the Al-Zour re­fin­ery will be self-fi­nanc­ing, and ad­min­is­tra­tive ac­tions are pro­ceed­ing par­al­lel to tech­ni­cal and or­ga­ni­za­tional work.

The Public Author­ity for Ap­plied Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing (PAAET) wrote to the fi­nance min­istry with re­gards to the 2016-2017 bud­get over su­per­vi­sion, teach­ing re­wards and al­lo­cat­ing KD 17 mil­lion. The let­ter said PAAET is one of the bod­ies that con­trib­utes to grad­u­at­ing thou­sands of spe­cial­ists in all fields, and re­ceives more and more in­ter­me­di­ate and se­condary grad­u­ates ev­ery year, which war­rants the open­ing of new classes to en­sure stu­dents grad­u­ate ac­cord­ing to sched­ule. It said the pro­posed amount for 20162017 (KD 17,018,000) is a re­duc­tion in PAAET’s bud­get, and more should be al­lo­cated to re­solve prob­lems, par­tic­u­larly with the con­tin­ued in­crease of stu­dent num­bers.

Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the Min­istry of Elec­tric­ity and Water’s la­bor union Nawaf Buyabes said spe­cial al­lowances for staff who spent long times in front their com­puter mon­i­tors were de­posited in their ac­counts, and it will be paid with De­cem­ber’s salary retroac­tively.

So­cial aid LNG project Not enough Al­lowance

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