KUWAIT: Senior oil sector officials tour a completed quarantine facility in Al-Zour. - KUNA

KUWAIT: Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) has completed a quarantine facility in Al-Zour with a capacity of 1,700 beds, KIPIC said Monday. This quarantine facility has been prepared in a record time and will function as a hospital, KIPIC Deputy CEO for Finance and Administrative Services Mahmoud Abul said.

He was speaking to the press after a visit by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) CEO Hashem Hashem, Ministry of Health undersecretary Dr Mustafa Redha, KIPIC CEO Hatem Al-Awadhi and Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) CEO Emad Al-Sultan, to the quarantine facility. The visit, said Abul, aimed at seeing first-hand readiness of the quarantine which was prepared to help government's efforts to curb spread of coronavirus.

KIPIC, he added, worked hard to meet requirements of the Ministry of Health and worked closely with a Ministry team to make sure preparations were good. The quarantine includes a clinic, laboratory, a pharmacy, emergency room, a helipad and a separate residency for medical team, said Abul.

He said the quarantine is equipped with an internet service and security staff. Established in 2016 with a KD 1.8 billion (around $5 billion) capital, KIPIC is the first integrated Kuwaiti company responsible for operating and managing refining, liquefied natural gas, and petrochemicals activities of Al-Zour complex. - KUNA