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PM likely to turn down Al-Jassar’s resignation – Dow Chemical may restructure its joint projects

KUWAIT: His Highness the Premier Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah is expected to reject the resignation letter submitted by MPW and MEW Minister Ahmed Al-Jassar and ask him to resume his duties, well-informed sources said.
Notably, Jassar had resigned after a court sentenced him to prison along with 15 other senior MEW officials who had been responsible for the 2007 power emergency plan. The sources added that the PM was fully convinced that Jassar is innocent.

Ambulance exit
Ahamdi governorate’s government relations manager Hamed Al-Ibrahim yesterday said the MPW had approved the designs for a new ambulance exit from Adan Hospital to King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Expressway. Ibrahim stressed that the new gate would be built in response to citizens’ complaints in order to facilitate providing emergency medical services within shorter times and thus save many lives.

Airbus overview
The petroleum and engineering faculty will hold a press conference at noon on Wednesday where Airbus is due to present a complete overview of its operations and future development. The press conference will be held at the faculty’s campus at Kuwait University in hall number 119.

Dow restructuring
Dow Chemical announced it intends to restructure its joint projects in Kuwait by mid-2016. The company explained that the restructuring process would be done in two phases, adding that the first one was already completed by EQUATE’s complete acquisition of MI Global for $3.2 billion, including Dow’s share of $1.5 billion.

Pension fund
Wren House Infrastructure Management Company (WHI), a Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) investor in infrastructure, is scheduled to jointly apply with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund to purchase London City Airport from American Global Infrastructure Partners Fund.

Annual campsites
The MoE will move shacks that had been used as extra classrooms in some schools to the ministry’s annual campsite in Kabd. Assistant undersecretary for educational development and activities Faisal Al-Maqseed said undersecretary Al-Athari had ordered moving 37 shacks to the campsite after the ones there were damaged by wind, heat and rain.

Termination issue
MP Faisal Al-Kandari said Minister of Oil and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Ali Al-Omair had promised to solve the problem of the sacking of 80 Kuwaitis who worked for a subcontractor working with the Kuwait Gulf Oil Company.

Psychiatric clinic
MSAL announced that three psychiatric guidance clinics would be opened within few weeks at the social care hostels.

By A Saleh

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