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135 projects in­cluded in 2019-20 devel­op­ment plan, says Dr Mahdi

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17, ( KUNA): Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral of the Supreme Coun­cil for Plan­ning and Devel­op­ment (SCPD) Dr Khaled Mahdi said to­tal num­ber of projects in­cluded in the an­nual 2019-20 devel­op­ment plan amounted to 135, as op­posed to 132 ven­tures in the 2018-19 fis­cal year.

This was men­tioned in a speech by Mahdi on side­lines of a news con­fer­ence, held by the Gen­eral Sec­re­tariat of SCPD Tues­day, to an­nounce re­sults of the an­nual plan fol­low-up re­port of 2019-20 that ended on March 31, 2020.

He added that the con­tin­u­ous an­nual plan projects from pre­vi­ous plans amounted to 119, as well as 16 new ones, not­ing that the per­cent­age of projects in the im­ple­men­ta­tion phase for this year reached 50 per­cent.

The com­pleted rate of evn­tures are in the fol­low­ing; 10 projects with seven per­cent done, three projects with two per­cent, 67 oth­ers at 50 per­cent, 51 ven­tures with 38 per­cent, in ad­di­tion to four projects at three per­cent, he ex­plained.

Num­ber of chal­lenges fac­ing ex­e­cu­tion of projects reached 660, in­clud­ing 248 ad­min­is­tra­tive chal­lenges, 190 tech­ni­cal chal­lenges, 103 of fi­nan­cial na­tures, 91 chal­lenges for su­per­vi­sory au­thor­i­ties and 28 leg­isla­tive ones, he said, adding that 492 oth­ers were solved, ac­count­ing for 75 per­cent of the to­tal hur­dles that emerged in projects’ ex­e­cu­tion.

The com­ple­tion rate of projects are in the fol­low­ing; the Clean Fu­els project amounted to 98.8 per­cent, Al-Zour Re­fin­ery project at 95.4 per­cent, Sha­gaya

Re­new­able En­ergy Park project reached 95.2 per­cent and Al-Mut­laa City project with 58 per­cent, he said.

He ex­plained the com­ple­tion rate for the fol­low­ing projects: Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port project amounted to 52.7 per­cent, Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port Ter­mi­nal 2 project reached 35.1 per­cent, Sabah Al-Salem Univer­sity City project at 54.8 per­cent and Al-Sabah Hos­pi­tal project was 73 per­cent.

He in­di­cated that 40 per­cent of the projects are in line with the sched­ule, 2 per­cent of the projects are ahead of sched­ule, while 58 per­cent are late.

Mean­while, As­sis­tant Sec­re­taryGen­eral for Plan­ning and Fol­low-up Na­dia Al-Ham­lan said in a sim­i­lar speech that the num­ber of strate­gic projects in the devel­op­ment plan amounted to 22 projects.

The to­tal funds in the 2018-19 devel­op­ment plan amounted to KD 3.8 bil­lion (about $12.4 bil­lion), as op­posed to about KD 3.2 bil­lion ($10.4 bil­lion) in the 2019-20 devel­op­ment plan.

The per­cent­age of spend­ing on projects de­creased from 71 per­cent to 67.4 per­cent com­pared to last year, Al-Ham­lan added.

She em­pha­sized that the an­nual re­port mon­i­tors what was done dur­ing the 201920 devel­op­ment plan, point­ing out that the re­sults are based on data that the par­tic­i­pants from the plan in­clude in the au­to­mated fol­low-up sys­tem, in ad­di­tion to field vis­its to projects to learn about the op­er­a­tional po­si­tion of each project, mon­i­tor­ing the

ob­sta­cles they face.

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