Jahra road mainline opens
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