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