KUWAIT: Director General of Kuwait Municipality Ahmad Al-Manfouhi opened on Wednesday the 11th session of the Joint Gulf Municipal Work Conference under the title ‘Smart Municipality’. The conference is being held under the auspices of the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology and the Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Dr Rana Al-Faris. In his opening speech, Manfouhi said that this year conference comes in light of the great challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic and its repercussions.
He praised the report issued by the GCC General Secretariat on the efforts of Gulf municipalities and their role in reducing and limiting the spread of that pandemic by exchanging of experiences and information between their countries. The conference will discuss several important files and will issue its final recommendations at the concluding session, he noted.
He expressed his hope that the conference will achieve the desired results and recommendations according to the topics presented to serve the GCC’s municipalities better. In conclusion of the first day of the conference, Manfouhi honored the winners of the Gulf Cooperation Council Prize in the field of municipal work in its fourth session for the year 2021-2022. – KUNA