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Panel recommends withdrawing lands not used for six years

Ali Al-Moussa
Ali Al-Moussa

KUWAIT: Chairman of Kuwait’s structural plan committee at the Municipal Council Ali Al-Moussa said that the committee recommended activating the council’s decision on withdrawing land plots that had been allotted for government bodies and not used for six years. Speaking during the committee’s meeting yesterday, Moussa pointed out that the recommendations were made because some government bodies were not serious in executing projects and some of them had been demanding land allocations without submitting actual feasibility studies.

Moussa also stressed that some land plots had been allotted in some areas without checking the structural plan and that the committee was currently working on meeting with concerned officials at various state bodies to discuss developing the structural plan that had been issued by an Amiri decree and should not be tampered with. Moussa accused Kuwait Municipality of being the first government body that had been violating the structural plan by allocating lands and approving project on sites that were not listed in the plan. “This is a clear violation of the related Amiri decree,” he underlined.

Housing in Jleeb
Municipal Council member Nayef Al-Sour warned of the consequences of suspending the issuance of ‘house description certificates’ for houses in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and described what has been going on in the area for nine years as a ‘farce’ in which the citizens who own those houses were the biggest losers. “Jleeb is the only area in the world where the municipality stopped selling and purchasing houses because of earlier unstudied decisions and failed to solve the problem and allow owners to sell their houses,” he underlined.

Fatal accident
A citizen was instantly killed and his two companions seriously injured when their vehicle flipped over several times when he tried to avoid hitting a camel that crossed the road suddenly on a northern highway.

Case adjourned
The criminal court yesterday adjourned a case in which a citizen was accused of murdering his ex-wife in Salwa pending passing its final verdict. Notably, an earlier hearing had been adjourned to examine the suspect’s mental state at the psychological diseases hospital upon his lawyer’s request. The suspect is facing charges of first degree murder as he had readied a metal object and waited for his victim in a place he knew she would go and stabbed her several times, leading to her death.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi

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