Min­istry suc­cess­ful in meet­ing en­ergy de­mand de­spite ex­treme weather

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

KUWAIT: Only two out of 48,000 trans­form­ers in Kuwait ex­ploded due to over­load this sum­mer, which is a testimony of the suc­cess­ful main­te­nance op­er­a­tions con­ducted by the Min­istry of Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter (MEW) through­out the year, said en­gi­neer Iqbal Al-Tay­yar, the Di­rec­tor of Tech­ni­cal Su­per­vi­sion De­part­ment, Head of the Ra­tion­al­iza­tion at the Govern­ment and Pri­vate Sec­tor. Mean­while, Tay­yar re­vealed that the min­istry plans to sup­port the United Arab Emi­rates with 200 megawatts per day for two months, which is con­sid­ered an­other testimony for the min­istry’s suc­cess to cope with the in­crease in de­mand dur­ing the hot months of sum­mer, es­pe­cially when con­sid­er­ing the 150 megawatts that the min­istry also pro­vides to Bahrain through the joint GCC grid.

Hous­ing project

State Min­is­ter for Hous­ing Af­fairs Yasser Abul said 14 cit­i­zens ap­plied to the Pub­lic Author­ity for Hous­ing Wel­fare (PAHW), ask­ing to for­feit land pieces al­lo­cated for them in ex­change of al­low­ing them to re­ceive al­lo­ca­tions in the south Khai­tan project. How­ever, their ap­pli­ca­tions were not ap­proved, the min­is­ter said. PAHW be­gan re­ceiv­ing al­lo­ca­tion ap­pli­ca­tions for south Khai­tan since June 11 and will con­tinue re­ceiv­ing them un­til Oc­to­ber 31, he said, adding that the project pro­vides 1,448 plots, each of which has an area of 400 square me­ters.

School fees

Education Min­istry As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Pri­vate and Qual­ity Education Dr Ab­del­mohsen Al-Huwailah said the de­part­ment is form­ing a spe­cial com­mit­tee to set the stan­dards and rules for pri­vate schools’ fees. Mean­while, Dr Huwailah said the pri­vate education de­part­ment must com­mu­ni­cate with the sup­plies and stores de­part­ment to make sure about re­ceiv­ing books be­fore the start of schools.

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