‘Industrial facilities safe’
Minister surveys damage
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.