Health Minister Dr Bassel Al-Sabah

KUWAIT: Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah issued resolution number 351/2018 pertaining reforming the supreme committee for treatment overseas by adding two more specialties in otolaryngology and orthopedic surgery. According to the resolution, only two of the previous members were included in the new committee.

Airport traffic

Traffic at Kuwait Airport's Terminal 4 (T4) increased by 7-10 percent on Jan 1, 2019, a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official said, stressing that all flights were on schedule and without any delays despite serving 334 departing and arriving flights carrying 47,436 passengers. DGCA's engineering department manager Saleh Al-Fedaghi also noted that a duty free shop will soon open in T4 after DGCA signed 12 contracts for a duty free shop, stores, restaurants and moneychangers. He noted that 10 more contracts will be signed soon.

Housing charter

The grace period given by the director of the Public Authority for Housing Welfare Bader Al-Weqayyan to Mutlaa and South Abdullah Al-Mubarak residents to swap or waive their allotted houses ended at the beginning of the year and a new charter took effect to include all future projects. In this regard, informed sources said that the new charter aims at regulating the housing process and provide citizens with housing welfare without bidding or profiteering, as practiced by some applicants. The sources added that the new charter suspended blueprint swapping until the house is actually built and handed over.

Bonus payment

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) provided the Interior Ministry with a list of Kuwaiti employees needed in various civilian positions, well-informed sources said. The sources also noted that the CSC made a final decision on linking the payment of excellent performance bonuses to performance assessment reports including employees' commitment to the fingerprint systems, adding that in addition to this penalty, employees of different ranks would be excluded from promotions and scholarships unless they respect the system regularly.

By A Saleh