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Cop killer’s case adjourned to Oct 16 – Three contracts soon to boost electricity production by 2019

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Electricity and Water will sign three major contacts for projects that will increase production by 1,250 megawatts by 2019. The first project is the south Zour station, which is in addition to the current project with a capacity of 250 MW, while the second and third will be in Subbiya, the first with a capacity of 750 MW and the other 250 MW. The official said the ministry is satisfied that its new projects will serve Kuwait for 10 to 15 years and cover consumption requirements, especially with the emergence of new areas. The current daily production rate exceeds 15,000 MW, while the consumption broke the 13,000 MW barrier for the first time this year.

Seven transformers
In other news, MP Ahmad Al-Azmi assured owners of new plots in Sabahiya that the problems of delivering power to their homes will be resolved soon, after speaking with Minister of Electricity and Water Ahmad Al-Jassar. He said the minister promised him that seven transformers will be installed to cover 133 homes in Sabahiya.

Case adjourned
The criminal court adjourned the trial of a suspect charged with running over police officers during National Day celebrations until October 16, as it awaits a psychiatric report. The defense lawyer demanded that his client be examined by psychiatric doctors to make sure about his mental status. The suspects’ actions had left one policeman dead and several others injured.

No bonuses
The Health Ministry found it strange that doctors, employees and technicians are talking about a decision to grand a KD 300 bonus to every outstanding employee, adding that there is no such decision, and there is no item in its budget for such rewards. It said that the outstanding jobs reports are something else – they are annual and a decision is made to pay the bonuses after making sure all conditions are met.

Fake degrees
The national campaign for fighting fake and forged certificates said it is keen on the quality of education and interests of education establishments. The campaign asked His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah to decide on those with degrees from the American University in Athens, which has been dealt with final cassation court rulings, and a very clear report was made with recommendations to be implemented at once. But it rued that procedures by the ministry of higher education are very slow, making “our children victims of a very dangerous institutional failure.”

By A Saleh and Meshaal Al-Enezi

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