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SPDC and LinkedIn partners to support Kuwait Sustainable Development Award

KUWAIT: Secretariat general of the Supreme Planning and Development Council and LinkedIn yesterday signed a partnership agreement to support the Kuwait Sustainable Development Award. The agreement was signed in a special ceremony attended by secretary general Khaled Mahdi, chairman of Kuwait Public Relations Society (KPRS) Jamal Al-Nasrallah and LinkedIn MENA CEO Ali Matar.
Mahdi stressed that the agreement will help support the award in terms of training participants, human resources development and marketing the award online. Nasrallah said KPRS’ participation in the initiative comes as part of its social responsibility and partnership with both the public and private sectors in achieving development. Matar thanked the council and stressed that LinkedIn seeks to assist people worldwide to find economic opportunities through establishing a digital economic map, which matches the New Kuwait 2035 vision.

New water pumping station
Headed by Municipal Council member Ali bin Sayer, the Mubarak Al-Kabeer committee at the Municipal Council yesterday approved a request by Ministry of Energy and Water to build and maintain a water pumping station in West Funaitees to replace the old one in Mishref. The committee also approved a request by the Cabinet Secretariat General to allocate a location to build a club for firefighters next to Messila Water Village. Meanwhile, the head of the council’s Jahra committee Ahmed Al-Hadban said that the committee yesterday approved the requests by Kuwait Oil Company to relocate the power plant to be built along Abdaly highway, build two roundabouts in Naseem and Taima and allocate a location to build a mosque in Kabd.

Shadadiya chaos continues
Chairman of Kuwait University teaching staff members society Dr Ibrahim Al-Humoud said both his colleagues and students are still suffering in reaching and leaving Sabah Al-Salem University in Shadadiya. Ibrahim added various basic services are still to be completed, such as air-conditioning, PC systems and LANs, along with enough toilets. Ibrahim said a lack of special offices for assistant language professors has forced them to spend breaks in between lectures in their vehicles.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi

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