‘In­dus­trial fa­cil­i­ties safe’

Min­is­ter sur­veys dam­age

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 10, (KUNA): All state-owned in­dus­trial in­stal­la­tions and util­i­ties in Kuwait have not been af­fected by the cur­rent wave of heavy rains in the coun­try, a se­nior in­dus­try official said on Satur­day.

“All ser­vices and in­fra­struc­tures of in­dus­trial zones have not been harmed. They are all op­er­at­ing nor­mally,” Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of the Pub­lic Author­ity for In­dus­try (PAI) Ab­delka­reem Taqi said to KUNA.

Drains at Al-Shuaiba In­dus­trial Area are op­er­at­ing in a nor­mally ef­fi­cient mode, in spite of some cracks, he added.

All in­dus­trial ar­eas na­tion­wide have been put on high alert and all se­nior of­fi­cials on duty round-the­clock, the PAI chief pointed out.

The author­ity is putting all po­ten­tials at the dis­posal of emer­gency teams who are do­ing their ut­most to check and main­tain all in­dus­trial zones, Taqi con­firmed.

Mean­while, Kuwait’s Min­is­ter of Pub­lic Works Hus­sam Al-Roumi on Satur­day toured the ar­eas that have bore the brunt of un­usu­ally heavy down­pours that have lashed the Gulf state in re­cent days.

Al-Roumi, who an­nounced his res­ig­na­tion a day ear­lier be­cause of the me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal dis­as­ter, said the ini­tia­tive was part of ef­forts to assess the level of pre­pared­ness to­wards the un­sta­ble weather con­di­tions, read a state­ment by the Kuwaiti min­istry of pub­lic works.

Per­sis­tent heavy rains have caused wide­spread dis­rup­tion in ma­jor roads across Kuwait, with fore­cast­ers warn­ing of the pos­si­bil­ity of more flood­ing in the com­ing days.

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