2018-2019 development plan finalized
Secretary General of the Supreme Planning And Development Council Khaled Mahdi said the secretariat teams responsible for the annual development plan have finalized the fourth annual development plan (2018-2019) as a part of the second five-year plan of 2015-2016/2019-2020. After attending the annual meeting with UN organizations operating in Kuwait, Mahdi explained that the projects listed in the third annual plan 20172018 will be the same in the fourth annual plan 2018-2019, with the exception of projects that are already completed.
At the UN organizations’ annual meeting, Mahdi gave a presentation on the harmony between Kuwait’s development plans and the UN’s sustainable development goals. Mahdi also disclosed the council’s secretariat general’s suggestion to work on a methodology which will oblige the private sector to include its achievements in the field of sustainable development goals within the annual reports.
For the second time since Nov 21, Municipal Council Chairman Muhalhel AlKhaled adjourned the council’s session yesterday due to lack of quorum after five members resigned to run in the parliamentary elections.
The court of appeals acquitted two Kuwaiti diplomats at a Kuwaiti embassy on charges of embezzling KD 299,422 yesterday. One of the diplomats had been sentenced to seven years in jail and dismissal from office, while the other had been sentenced to five years in jail and dismissal from office, along with paying back the embezzled sum and twice the amount in fines.
The Ministry of Public Works’ (MPW) Assistant Undersecretary for Construction Projects Ghaleb Al-Shemmari said Kuwait’s new airport will be one of the world’s best airports and will have outstanding facilities qualifying it as a pioneer in design, conserving energy and protecting the environment. He added that MPW is keen on using new elements in the project such as modern air-conditioning systems, using natural light, recycling water and reusing it in irrigation as well as using solar power to generate 10 percent of the airport’s electricity.
Shemmari said that being a gigantic project, it needs time for preconstruction measures, which includes setting up temporary offices, topographic surveys and building the project’s perimeter. In addition, Shemmari said MPW has signed a contract to build a new maternity hospital and that the project will start soon. He also noted that a tender will be offered for building a police hospital. “The ministry is also working on building a hospital for children and one for correctional facilities,” he explained.