Friday Market opening brings back smiles on visitors’ faces
MEW committed no violations on employment: report
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).