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Final decision on new airport practice today

KUWAIT: The cabinet is expected during its weekly meeting today to make the final decision regarding the practice to build a new airport in Kuwait. According to informed sources, it is almost certain that the cabinet will instruct the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) to give the KD 1.312 billion project to Limak company.

The source added that cabinet is scheduled also to discuss several other topics on its weekly agenda including bills approved by the government, proposed grilling motions and development projects. In other news, Kuwait International Airport’s arrival lounge was heavily crowded Saturday morning when six flights landed at the same time. Passengers crammed up before seven passport counters and they all waited at one baggage carousel, according to eyewitnesses. All arriving passengers were mixed, as there was lack of efforts to organize the newly-arrived passengers, except for a police captain who filled in for all his colleagues.

Passengers were visibly frustrated especially since the high traveling season is yet to start. They questioned wondered how things would be like during vacations, Eids and the upcoming holidays. An airport staff member who spoke on the condition of anonymity urged the Ministry of Interior and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to provide enough staff members and to have more control over the total number of landing planes at one time. “If planes land with 20 minute intervals, the lounge will not be so crowded,” he said. —Al-Anbaa and Al-Rai

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