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Ethiopia and Kuwait governments vow to strengthen bilateral ties

February 21, 2019

Ethiopia and Kuwait governments vow to strengthen bilateral ties

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The Ethiopian and Kuwait governments have met and vowed to strengthen ties on mutual interests in bilateral and regional issues.

This agreement was made after the Ethiopian State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hirut Zemene welcomed the Acting Assistance Foreign Minister of the State of Kuwait,"... Continue Reading

Sheikh Jaber Causeway: A bridge towards Kuwait’s bright future

February 21, 2019

Sheikh Jaber Causeway: A bridge towards Kuwait’s bright future

KUWAIT: The Sheikh Jaber Causeway is one of the major infrastructural projects aimed at creating a bridge leading Kuwaitis toward a bridge future. The Sheikh Jaber Causeway, which is currently in its final stages, will link Kuwait City with Al-Subiya area and the future Madinat Al-Harir (Silk City) project over Kuwait Bay as part of the development plans kicked started some nine years ago. Through the ‘New"... Continue Reading

Kuwait must brace for a world less dependent on oil

February 12, 2019

Kuwait must brace for a world less dependent on oil

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 11: “It is very difficult to do that, because the revenues are so good, it’s easy money. Kuwait and Saudi are trying to move away (from oil dependence) but they would still be dependent on oil revenue even 20 years from now”, said Tariq Al Rifai, CEO of Quorum Centre for Strategic Studies in London, during the Q & A session following a lecture highlighting the broad"... Continue Reading

Kuwait sets new world record for longest flag

February 11, 2019

Kuwait sets new world record for longest flag

KUWAIT: Kuwait registered a world record yesterday for the longest flag, after over 4,000 students paraded with a 2019-meter-long Kuwaiti flag along a road that was blocked to traffic. The feat was recognized by the Guinness World Records. The event coincided with the national celebrations and the 13th anniversary of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s ascension to power. The celebration"... Continue Reading

Commerce minister to meet with reps of telecom & ISP companies

February 5, 2019

Commerce minister to meet with reps of telecom & ISP companies

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4: Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Services Khaled Al-Roudhan will meet this week with representatives of telecommunications companies and major Internet service providers, reports Al-Jarida quoting informed sources.

The sources pointed out the meeting aims to discuss the possibility"... Continue Reading

Kuwait on course to nationalize private sector

February 5, 2019

Kuwait on course to nationalize private sector

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s development plans revolve around efforts to localize the country’s burgeoning private sector, said Minister of State for Economic Affairs Mariam Al-Aqeel. These efforts aim to create more job opportunities for nationals in the private sector, the minister told the press on the sidelines of an industrial conference in Kuwait yesterday. Once that goal comes to fruition, development"... Continue Reading

Ministry of Finance exerting efforts to control ‘governmental expenditures’

February 4, 2019

Ministry of Finance exerting efforts to control ‘governmental expenditures’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 3: The Ministry of Finance has been exerting tremendous efforts to control governmental expenditures, affirming that relevant studies are being conducted to ensure the highest level of proper expenditure, reports Al-Rai daily quoting an informed source.

The source disclosed that official purchases will decline"... Continue Reading

CBK chairman honours Suleiman Al-Qassar

January 30, 2019

CBK chairman honours Suleiman Al-Qassar

KUWAIT: Chairman of the Commercial Bank of Kuwait (CBK)’s board, Sheikh Ahmed Duaij Al-Sabah recently received CBK employee, Suleiman Jamal Al-Qassar, the winner of the 9th Banks Union Shooting Championship recently organized at the Shooting Ranges Complex for male, female bankers as well as bankers children.

Speaking"... Continue Reading

Egg imports mulled to address shortage

January 30, 2019

Egg imports mulled to address shortage

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Social Affairs’ official spokesperson and assistant undersecretary for cooperation affairs Abdul Aziz Shuaib said both the ministry and the co-ops union are considering importing eggs to make up for a shortage in the local market. Shuaib added that the ministry recently inspected over 60 co-ops and found a severe shortage in strategic egg reserves, adding that in addition to"... Continue Reading

Plan to privatize power plant as part of ministry’s role restructuring process

January 30, 2019

Plan to privatize power plant as part of ministry’s role restructuring process

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) plans to privatize Shuaiba northern power plant as part of its annual development plan for 2018-2019, said informed sources. The sources added that the privatization plan aims at improving infrastructure and quality, in addition to being in step with the state’s plans to restructure the role played by MEW in economic activities by turning it from"... Continue Reading

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