Jellyfish attack Al-Zour Power Station
A heavy attack by jellyfish was detected during the past three days at the inflow opening of cooling and condensing water in Al-Zour Power Station. Assistant Undersecretary for Power Stations at the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) Fuad Al-Oun confirmed the news, saying that said this phenomenon occurs every year as sea water temperature rises. However, it was noticed that the jellyfish numbers is much higher this year than previous years.
There is danger that the jellyfish may block and halt the revolving nets that filter the water out of sea creatures and keep them from getting into station systems, he warned, adding that jellyfish were sucked out and kept from blocking the nets.
MP Riyadh Al-Adsani asked the government to deal with the lingering issues and to take reports of supervisory authorities into consideration and stop squandering; otherwise they will be held accountable “because that is the core of the prime minister’s job.” Adsani said that His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah is aware of the notes made by the budgets on the KD 3.8 million that are under the ‘custody accounts’ and should be resolved.
“We will not allow the situation to continue and become a snowball, as things will accumulate and grow, and all government departments must present documents when payments are made and adhere with the budget rules, otherwise the prime minister will be grilled again,” he said. Adsani gave an example for the accumulated funds that were not settled at the foreign ministry, where the closing account for the fiscal year 2010/2011 reached nearly KD 300 million, and reached KD 547 million in the fiscal year 2015/2016. He said the government has an opportunity during the summer to deal with these issues and settle things with sound accounting and legal methods.
Pay for jobs performed
Education Ministry Undersecretary Dr Haitham Al-Athari announced the amendment of the laws that regulate the use of nonKuwaiti employees on the “pay for jobs performed” system experience, so that they can benefit from the leaves enjoyed by those on the second contract. Athari said the contracted employees are not entitled to any leaves or other incentives while the contract is valid. He added that the contracted employee is also not entitled to indemnity or any other advantages when the contract expires other than what is mentioned in this decision for any reason. He said it is allowed to sign contacts with bedoons, provided that they present proof that they are registered at the central department for remedying the status of illegal residents, and they cannot be contracted under any other contract unless they get the security ID.
Statistic by the Civil Service Commission showed that the number of vacant jobs in the public sector reached 17,538. Furthermore, it showed that the number of jobs for those with a PhD is 13,380 for masters, 7,819 for bachelors, 4,866 for diploma and 4,165 for general secondary holders. Another statistic showed that the number of those registered at the commission on the central employment system since it opened 14 years ago reached 2,17,770 including 1,42,993 females. It said that 70,982 were nominated out of 74,777 males, while 1,30,782 out of 1,42,993 females were nominated.
KUWAIT: A picture taken from a video circulated on social media yesterday allegedly showing jellyfish at the inflow opening of cooling and condensing water in Al-Zour Power Station.