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Fri­day Mar­ket open­ing brings back smiles on vis­i­tors’ faces

MEW com­mit­ted no vi­o­la­tions on em­ploy­ment: re­port

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: The open­ing of the Fri­day Mar­ket has brought smiles on the faces of many vis­i­tors, re­ports AlSeyas­sah daily.

The mar­ket cau­tiously opened the doors for cus­tomers to en­sure none of them vi­o­lated the in­struc­tions of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters and the Min­istry of Health par­tic­u­larly wear­ing of masks and so­cial dis­tanc­ing.

The stall own­ers said they can hope­fully re­cover the losses they had to bear be­cause of the out­break of the corona pan­demic.

Vis­i­tor Mousa Al Hus­seini said, the Fri­day Mar­ket will con­tinue to be the fa­vorite place for Kuwaitis and ex­pa­tri­ates alike to buy their needs, es­pe­cially those low in­come peo­ple since the mar­ket sat­is­fies the needs of the peo­ple to a large ex­tent with a va­ri­ety of prod­ucts.

An­other vis­i­tor, who did not give his name, noted he had waited all this time to pur­chase his re­quire­ments be­cause the same items are ex­pen­sive in other places. “At the Fri­day Mar­ket, the items are cheap,” al­though qual­ity wise it may not be the same but serves the pur­pose,” he added.

Many vis­i­tors said they only hope the con­cerned au­thor­i­ties will not close the mar­ket again un­der some pre­text, or fol­low­ing non-com­pli­ance with the in­struc­tions.

KAPP sub­mits re­port: The Kuwait Author­ity for Part­ner­ship Projects (KAPP) has sub­mit­ted its re­port on North Zour Sta­tion to the Min­istry of Fi­nance, in which it af­firmed that the Min­istry of Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter did not com­mit vi­o­la­tions in terms of the ap­pli­ca­tion of the spec­i­fied Kuwaiti em­ploy­ment and train­ing per­cent­ages in Shamal Az-Zour Al-Oula Power and Wa­ter Com­pany KSCP for the year 2019, re­ports Al-Rai daily.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, Kuwaitis con­sti­tute 72.73 per­cent of the to­tal num­ber of em­ploy­ees in the com­pany; while the to­tal wages of Kuwaiti work­ers is 74.97 per­cent of the wages of the com­pany’s work­force.

The author­ity said the Min­istry of Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter did not com­ment on its re­port, par­tic­u­larly the rates of Kuwaiti em­ploy­ees, wages and train­ing.

The re­port re­vealed that the cost of op­er­at­ing a sin­gle tur­bine in North Zour Sta­tion (first stage) with­out fuel is KD2.53 per megawatt hour, while the cost of op­er­at­ing a multi-func­tion dis­tillery is KD0.8 per mil­lion gal­lons per hour.

On the other hand, the author­ity is cur­rently study­ing the of­fers of tech­ni­cal and fi­nan­cial ad­vi­sory af­fil­i­ates in prepa­ra­tion for pre­sent­ing its rec­om­men­da­tion to the Cen­tral Agency for Pub­lic Ten­ders to start the bid­ding on two projects – Khairan Elec­tric Power and Wa­ter Dis­til­la­tion Plant (phase one) and North Zour Power and Wa­ter Dis­til­la­tion Plant (phase two).

 ?? Photo by Mo­ham­mad Morsi ?? A file photo of the Fri­day Mar­ket. The mar­ket re-opened its doors for the pub­lic on Fri­day af­ter tak­ing pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures against the spread of the COVID-19 pan­demic.
Photo by Mo­ham­mad Morsi A file photo of the Fri­day Mar­ket. The mar­ket re-opened its doors for the pub­lic on Fri­day af­ter tak­ing pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures against the spread of the COVID-19 pan­demic.

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