En­ergy au­thor­ity needed: Min­is­ter

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi

Min­is­ter of Oil and Min­is­ter of Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter Es­sam Al-Mar­zouq stressed the need for a leg­is­la­tion to es­tab­lish a ‘Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter.’ He also noted that the au­thor­ity would be pub­lic, mean­ing that all fa­cil­i­ties cur­rently un­der the min­istry would not be pri­va­tized and will re­main state-owned. Mean­while, Mar­zouq stressed that the new elec­tric­ity tar­iff is be­ing stud­ied by the Fatwa and Leg­is­la­tion Depart­ment, adding that it helps ra­tio­nal­ize con­sump­tion, and is not pri­mar­ily meant to in­crease the min­istry’s in­come. The new tar­iffs are ex­pected to be­come ef­fec­tive on May 2017.

Co­op­er­a­tion

Chair­man of the Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil’s re­form and devel­op­ment com­mit­tee Osama Hu­moud AlO­taibi stressed that co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil and the Min­istry of State for Eco­nomic Af­fairs, for­merly the Min­istry of State for Plan­ning and Devel­op­ment, is in progress in or­der to re­move all the ob­sta­cles fac­ing devel­op­ment plans.

Show­ers

Meteorol­o­gist Salah Al-An­sari re­ported light show­ers and cloudy weather over Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port and Um Al-Ma­ra­dem is­land yes­ter­day.

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