Oil minister Ali Al-Omair Oil minister Ali Al-Omair

KUWAIT: Minister of Public Works Ali Al- Omair promised residents in Farwaniya Governorate’s areas to work on solving problems and removing obstacles they are facing.

The minister made his remarks to reporters during a tour he carried out with MP Saad Al-Khanfour Al-Rasheedi around the governorate Thursday night. The minister further indicated that a committee that was formed to investigate the ‘flying pebbles’ problem has submitted its final report.

“A neutral investigation was carried out, and those responsible are being held accountable,” he said without elaborating further.

The problem emerged early this year when heavy rain damaged streets around the country, causing gravels to break-apart and damage vehicles when they are sent flying after making contact by the tires of other passing vehicles.

Responding to questions about the new airport terminal’s building, Omair said that a letter was sent to the State Audit Bureau, requesting that they speed up the process of investigating the tender and making their recommendations; which is a necessary step before the project can be sent to the cabinet. Omair thanked MP Rasheedi for the conducting the tour. “We know that some areas need maintenance, and they will be dealt with accordingly,” he said.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi