High qual­ity ma­te­rial used in road main­te­nance

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

The Min­istry of Public Works (MPW) held a meet­ing with Kuwait Na­tional Pe­tro­leum Com­pany (KNPC) to dis­cuss us­ing the best qual­ity ma­te­rial in roads’ main­te­nance. MPW’s Un­der­sec­re­tary Awatif Al-Ghonaim said a spe­cial team will ex­am­ine the bi­tu­men’s tem­per­a­ture while man­u­fac­tur­ing, load­ing onto trucks and on un­load­ing it in as­phalt reser­voirs. “These mea­sures came af­ter a num­ber of con­trac­tors com­plained that they re­ceived bi­tu­men at tem­per­a­tures that ex­ceed MPW spec­i­fi­ca­tions, which makes it hard to make proper as­phalt mix­tures,” she ex­plained.

New cam­pus

Kuwait Univer­sity’s act­ing sec­re­tary gen­eral Dr Adam Al-Mulla said the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion (MoE) has al­lo­cated a school build­ing in Hawally to be used as a cam­pus of the Gen­eral Health Fac­ulty. Mulla added that many univer­sity build­ings in Shuwaikh and Khaldiya were be­ing re­fur­bished and that 1,000 park­ing spots would be added at the Khaldiya cam­pus.

Kuwait-Iraq meet­ing

The for­eign min­istry’s as­sis­tant for Arab af­fairs Aziz Al-Dai­hani de­nied there are any un­re­solved matters be­tween Kuwait and Iraq, and stressed that the supreme joint com­mit­tee will meet this week to sign a num­ber of agree­ments, which in­di­cates both coun­tries’ out­stand­ing re­la­tions. Mean­while, Iraqi Oil Min­is­ter Jab­bar Ali Hus­sein Al-Luaibi is sched­uled to visit Kuwait this week ac­com­pa­nied by a high-rank­ing delegation for a two-day visit dur­ing which both sides will dis­cuss bi­lat­eral con­cerns in­clud­ing the north­ern oil­fields, the pos­si­bil­ity of pro­vid­ing Kuwait with Iraqi gas and invit­ing Kuwaiti com­pa­nies to in­vest in projects in Iraq.

Mul­ti­mil­lion-di­nar de­posits

Chair­man of the par­lia­ment’s public funds com­mit­tee MP Shuaib AlMuwaizri said that the com­mit­tee agreed to re­open and restudy all the is­sues stud­ied by its pre­de­ces­sor panel and ac­cord­ingly re­port to the As­sem­bly. Muwaizri ex­plained that the is­sues would in­clude pri­or­i­ties like the mul­ti­mil­lion-di­nar bank de­posits’ case. Re­spond­ing to a ques­tion about his in­quiry about funds paid by the Central Bank to cur­rent and pre­vi­ous min­is­ters, he stressed that it is the right of MPs to query min­is­ters and that his in­quiry is con­sti­tu­tional.

Jaber Hospi­tal

MP Saadoun Al-Otaibi filed an in­quiry ask­ing Health Min­is­ter Dr Ja­mal AlHarbi whether the Jaber Hospi­tal would be re­served only for Kuwaitis. Otaibi also asked about the Min­istry of Health’s plan and prepa­ra­tions to run the hospi­tal, es­pe­cially since 98 per­cent of it has been com­pleted.

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