KUWAIT: The Cabinet has conducted its weekly meeting headed by his Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah. The Cabinet decided – to approve the Kuwait municipality’s request to approve the donation from Kuwait Finance House to repair the damage caused at Souq Al-Mubarakiya; to grant approval to Atlas International Estate company to construct a multi-storied parking building in block two in Hawalli; to grant approval to the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR) to create a separate company under the institute which would produce, market and sell its products, with its capital to be paid by the institute; to instruct the development and planning commission to continue the evaluation of Kuwait’s economic rehabilitation in order to suggest suitable solutions in the event of any unforeseen economic difficulties in the future.
The Cabinet also asked the Minister of Finance and Economic affairs to provide quarterly reports to the National Assembly and instructed the development and planning commission to coordinate with all sectors, to improve governance as well as the effectiveness of the current systems. Other decisions announced by the Cabinet are as follows:
* Instructed the municipality minister to take required action to develop the northern economic area (silk city) legally, executively and procedurally.
* Directed the municipality to continue with its efforts to coordinate with the finance ministry and the environmental authority, regarding the conversion of hard garbage into dry fuel, which can then be used to produce cement.
* Directed the Minister of National Assembly Affairs to follow up on anti-corruption rules, which was sent to the National Assembly and to encourage all government sectors to cooperate with Nazaha, in order to provide them with the data related to people in debt and to continue with the upgradation process.
Meanwhile, in a bid to improve the housing crisis in the country, Talal Al-Khaled, Deputy Prime Minister, has designated the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Jahra, to be given to the public authority for housing affairs. The Cabinet, in turn, has expressed their gratitude and appreciation for the defense minister’s initiative.