KUWAIT: The Manpower Public Authority yesterday suspended the issuance of work permits for co-ops until further notice, said the authority’s PR and media manager and official spokesperson Aseel Al-Mazyad, noting that the authority would issue works permits co-ops had already applied for before the suspension.
Municipal Council member Yousef Al-Ghareeb reiterated calls on the state to repossess residential areas in Salmiya, which include houses inhabited by citizens, in order to end home owners’ sufferings for good. Ghareeb added that the Hawally committee had filed a proposal on this concern to the Municipality a year earlier. “Salmiya includes three residential blocks inhabited by Kuwaiti families and those blocks are overlooked by tall investment buildings that have been annoying citizens and disturbing them,” he said, adding that citizens were also fed up with traffic congestions resulting from the large number of bachelors living there. In other news, Municipal Council member Nayef Al-Sour said that a meeting was held yesterday with representatives from the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) and Kuwait Municipality to discuss a project on releasing the land located to the west of Abdullah Al-Mubarak to hand it over to the housing authority. Separately, Municipal Council’s Vice Chairman Meshaal Rashed Al-Jowaiseryan stressed that following its meeting yesterday, the council recommended referring all transactions that had not been reviewed since 2013-2014 to various committees for study. Jowaiseryan added that the council’s office stressed the necessity of responding to all transactions in accordance to law number 5/2005.
Assistant Undersecretary for Road Engineering Affairs at the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) Ahmed Al-Hessan said that new construction technology was used at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Causeway project for the first time in the GCC. Hessan explained that the new technique involved using on-site preparation of concrete blocks to be used in the bridge construction without having to use any support underneath, adding that this technique would be ideal for construction above water passages and highways.
By Meshaal Al-Enezi