High quality material used in road maintenance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.