Ramp serves driv­ers from Sixth Ring Road to Far­waniya Hos­pi­tal Com­mit­tee to re­view ex­pats’ licenses

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh and Me­shaal Al-Enezi

A 700-me­ter ramp will be open to­day for driv­ers com­ing from the Sixth Ring Road to Far­waniya Hos­pi­tal and Ard­hiya as well as the in­sti­tu­tions and col­leges’ in Ard­hiya, Pub­lic Works Min­istry’s As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Roads Engi­neer­ing En­gi­neer Ah­mad Al-Hus­san said. The ramp is part of the project of con­struct­ing and main­tain­ing in­ter­sec­tions of main roads with the seventh and sixth ring roads that lead to the new res­i­den­tial ar­eas in west Jleeb AlShuy­oukh, he said. The project aims at eas­ing traf­fic to­wards the new univer­sity in Shadadiya, he added.

Ex­pats’ licenses

The par­lia­ment’s in­te­rior and de­fense com­mit­tee ap­proved the for­ma­tion of a per­ma­nent com­mit­tee to re­view driv­ers licenses of all ex­pats, and that re­ports must be sub­mit­ted ev­ery three months to the in­te­rior min­is­ter, while send­ing vi­o­la­tors to the pub­lic pros­e­cu­tion. The pro­posal was made by MP Waleed Al-Tabtabae.

Con­flict of in­ter­ests

The gov­ern­ment re­jected the pro­posed law re­lated to the con­flict of in­ter­ests, which the par­lia­ment’s leg­isla­tive com­mit­tee al­most com­pleted de­bat­ing it. The gov­ern­ment said that the law’s ar­ti­cles are avail­able in other ef­fec­tive laws, which also meet its pur­pose. The pro­posed law, which was pre­sented by MP Riyadh Al-Ad­sani and oth­ers, said in ex­plain­ing be­hind its pro­posal that “due to what the con­flict of in­ter­est may cause in the form of prob­lems and risks on the sta­bil­ity of state de­part­ments, which in turn threat­ens de­vel­op­ment in gen­eral and com­pro­mise the laws clout. Also, be­cause con­flict of in­ter­est is one of the cor­rup­tion facts that were mentioned in the UN treat on fight­ing cor­rup­tion.”

Iraqi fish­er­men

The Na­tional Re­form Fac­tion in Iraq ac­cused Kuwait of de­tain­ing some Iraqi fish­er­men who were in the joint wa­ters be­tween the two coun­tries, and de­manded that Kuwait should not hold them ac­count­able. Mem­ber of the Iraqi Par­lia­ment Za­her Al-Ab­badi said that Kuwaiti author­i­ties de­tained some Iraqi fish­er­men who were in the Khor Ab­dul­lah Canal. He said that among the fish­er­men, there are three brothers, and asked his for­eign and in­te­rior min­is­ters to in­ter­vene for their re­lease.

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