Jahra road main­line opens

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Faten Omar

Ah­mad Khaled Al-Jas­sar, Min­is­ter of Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter, Act­ing Min­is­ter of Pub­lic Works and Awqaf and Is­lamic Af­fairs, in­au­gu­rated the Jahra road main­line yes­ter­day. This sec­tion stretched for five kilo­me­ters, start­ing from the Sabah hospi­tals area to Kaifan and Shuwaikh res­i­den­tial area.

“This open­ing rep­re­sents huge suc­cesses in the min­istry’s strate­gic plan for the devel­op­ment of the road net­works in Kuwait,” Al-Jas­sar said dur­ing the press con­fer­ence at the in­au­gu­ra­tion. He added that the open­ing of Jahra Bridge, which has a to­tal length of eight kilo­me­ters, will im­prove the traf­fic from Jahra to Kuwait City, start­ing from An­dalus and Granada ar­eas to the United Na­tions round­about. He pointed out that the other di­rec­tion is to Jahra, and it will be opened to­mor­row.

Dur­ing her speech, Awa­tef AlGhu­naim, Un­der­sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of Pub­lic Works, said that the min­istry is work­ing hard to achieve the vi­sion of His High­ness the Amir to trans­form Kuwait into a global eco­nomic at­trac­tion and com­mer­cial cen­ter. Stress­ing that the Min­istry of Pub­lic Works will not stop at this point, but it will also de­velop a thought­ful and in­te­grated plans for im­ple­men­ta­tion of the road net­work fast, in­clud­ing bridges and tun­nels across the coun­try. Eng Ahmed Al­Hasan, As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Road En­gi­neer­ing in the Min­istry of Pub­lic Works, an­nounced that Ja­mal Ab­del Nasser road will be open partly dur­ing the next two weeks.

The open­ing cer­e­mony was held at JW Mar­riott Ho­tel, which was at­tended by a num­ber of rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Min­istry of Pub­lic Works, in ad­di­tion to the Am­bas­sador of Egypt Yasser Ab­del Qader, and a group of rep­re­sen­ta­tives of govern­ment and pri­vate agen­cies that have con­trib­uted in this pro­ject. At the end of the cer­e­mony, the Egyp­tian am­bas­sador hon­ored guests, and thanked all those who con­trib­uted to the com­ple­tion of the devel­op­ment of Jahra.

KUWAIT: Min­is­ter of Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter and Act­ing Pub­lic Works Min­is­ter Ah­mad Al-Jas­sar (cen­ter) and other of­fi­cials are seen dur­ing the road’s in­au­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony. —Pho­tos by Joseph Sha­gra

A sec­tion of the new Jahra road main­line which was opened yes­ter­day.

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