Kuwait Olympic Village

The Kuwait Olympic Village development comprises a Stadium, Team Games Hall, Individual Games Hall, Racquet Games Hall, Swimming Complex, Training Field & Track, International Zone, Athletes Residential Block, Mosque, Olympic Flame Tower, Concourse and Existing Substation. A 25,000 seat stadium, 3 Games Hall, a Swimming Complex and other auxiliary facilities, with a total built up area of 2.67 million square feet.
 
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Kuwaitis not affected by US travel ban

Kuwaiti Ambassador to the US Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah stressed that the US administration's travel ban will not affect #KuwaitiCitizens who are wishing to travel to the United States , Sheikh Salem Al-Abdullah even encouraged Kuwaitis to resume their plans to visit the US as usual.

Kuwait Temperatures to drop over weekend

Kuwait: The meteorology department said Thursday that a Siberian High is expected to sweep into the country starting today and over the weekend bringing the temperature down.On Friday, temperatures are expected to reach 11 to 13 C during the day and 1 to 2 C at night.Saturday, meanwhile, temperatures are expected to reach 15-17 C during the day, and 1 to 3 C at night.

Kathma" New Kuwait Airways Plane Arrives

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Chinse navy ships anchor at Shuwaikh to mark Kuwait festivities

Three warships of China's navy forces anchored at Shuwaikh seaport Wednesday in a special visit to mark Kuwait's national festivities, Defense Ministry announced. The visit also aim at boosting military ties and cooperation with Kuwait, the ministry said in a statement. The Chinese warships and their crews were received by Commander of the Floating Units Division at Kuwait Navy Hazza Al-Alati, Chinese Ambassador Wang Di, and a number of navy officers

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53 arrested for traffic violations, 116 vehicles seized

Kuwait : The traffic sector conducted campaigns throughout the six governorates led to the issuance of 32237 citations , impounding of 116 vehicles , 46 motorcycles seized , 31 vehicles recovered , arrest of 51 individuals who committed major traffic violations and referral of 2 people to the Deportation Center for driving without driving license , The department affirmed these campaigns are ongoing round the clock in all parts of the country in a bid to strictly implement the traffic regulations and to protect the road users

Kuwait : South Surra Driving Test Department to relocate temporarily

General Traffic Department (GTD) will temporarily relocate the Driving Test Department in South Surra for a period of one month starting from Feb 5, 2017. This is to pave way for the Ministry of Public Works to complete repairs in the driving test area, local media reported.

Kuwait : Deportation for illegal gathering

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Kuwait’s interior ministry has warned of a zero-tolerance  towards illegal gatherings

Ministry's Relations and Security Media Department warned that severe measures will be taken against any expatriate who violates Kuwaiti laws that bars taking part in any gatherings such as protests and ceremonial parades. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, department warned that similar practices which take place following sports matches for example cause traffic jams and might include indecent practices, therefore a foreigner who participates in them would be punished by deportation, the ministry warned in a statement.

The warning was issued hours before the start of the much-anticipated football match between Egypt and Burkina Faso for a place in the African Cup finals in Gabon.Kuwait’s streets and roads on Sunday evening were flooded with football-crazy Egyptians celebrating with great fanfare the victory of their national team over Morocco and their qualification for the semi-finals.

 

 

Kuwait MOI: New E-form for all residency transactions starting from February 12 at MOI website

The Interior Ministry’s Residency Affairs Department will use a unified form for all residency transactions starting from Feb 12 to help facilitate the process of verifying data and avoiding mistakes, Director Major General Talal Maarafi said in a statement. The form can be found on the ministry’s website at www.moi.gov.kw. The new service comes as part of the department’s efforts to develop its systems and facilitate procedures followed in all its transactions, Maarafi explained.

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Domestic workers ban will have no effect on Kuwait – MINISTRY OF INTERIOR to endorse new regulations

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Security sources have played down the effects of the decision taken by the Philippines to ban sending domestic workers to Kuwait in reaction to the execution of a Filipina domestic worker who was convicted of murdering her employer’s daughter, reports Arab Times daily.

They stressed that Kuwait will not be affected by any country’s decision to ban their citizens from travelling to this country, adding that such decisions will also not affect the supply of domestic workers.

In this regard, the sources indicated that Ministry of Interior is on the verge of endorsing the new executive regulations act for the domestic workers law. This will standardize the cost for bringing domestic workers into the country, oblige domestic labor bureaus to abide by the regulations, and impose punishment of five-year imprisonment and/or fine of KD 5,000 for any manipulation of the regulations.

They said the new executive regulations will be endorsed by Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and Ministry of Interior in the coming few weeks. It will then be published in the local newspapers and circulated in domestic labor bureaus and other relevant establishments. According to these new regulations, the minimum cost for bringing a domestic worker into the country will be KD 200 for certain nationalities with monthly salary ranging between KD 70 and KD 80. For other nationalities, the recruitment cost will be KD 300 and their monthly salary will range between KD 110 and KD 120.

It is worth mentioning that the cost for bringing a domestic worker into the country used to be KD 900 for certain nationalities and KD 1,200 for rest of the nationalities. Because of these prices, Ministry of Interior decided to regulate the domestic labor market. Meanwhile, the Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sunil Jain denied reports that his country has banned its citizens from coming to Kuwait to work as domestic workers. He clarified that only women have been banned from coming to Kuwait for domestic labor. Ambassador Jain explained that his government had intervened and stopped female domestic workers from coming to Kuwait.

It has set several conditions related to sending women to not only Kuwait but all regional countries for domestic labor. Among the conditions set by the Indian government are bank guarantee of $2,500, age of the female domestic worker should not be below 30 years and the minimum salary should be KD 75. Ambassador Jain revealed that Kuwait rejected the condition of bank guarantee due to the fact that such a condition requires parliamentary approval. He indicated about ongoing negotiations aimed at solving the issue related to female domestic workers, although the issue has not affected the relations between the two countries. In this regard, the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Kuwait Kandeepan Bala affirmed that his country currently has no plan to ban sending domestic workers to Kuwait, even though they are expecting the government of Kuwait to take effective measures to organize the domestic labor conditions. Ambassador Bala revealed that most of the complaints lodged by Sri Lankan residents in Kuwait, who work in either the domestic labor sector or companies, are related to mistreatment and nonpayment of salaries, indicating that a decision in consideration of this will perhaps be taken in the future.

Furthermore, Ambassador of Nepal to Kuwait Yagya Bahadur Hamal said his country’s government decided to organize the process of sending domestic workers to Kuwait aft er the embassy received several complaints, affirming that such a move was aimed to protect Nepalese domestic laborers in the country. Ambassador Hamal indicated that some complaints received by the embassy were against agents, stressing that the decision taken by the Nepalese government is temporary.

In addition, the outgoing Ethiopian Ambassador to Kuwait Mohammad Gudeta said his country’s decision to ban its nationals from coming to Kuwait as domestic workers is also temporary and is not limited to only Kuwait but most of the countries in the world. Ambassador Gudeta indicated that the ban was based on several factors including improvement of the working conditions of the laborers in a manner that serves the interests of both the employer and the employee. Affirming that Kuwait is a suitable place for the Ethiopian labor force, he said the Ethiopian government is taking utmost efforts to train and improve the skills of its national labor force. Ambassador Gudeta revealed that there are 46,000 Ethiopians in Kuwait and majority of them are working as domestic workers.

Regarding Indonesia, the government of Indonesia, since 2009, banned its nationals from traveling to the countries of the Middle East, not Kuwait alone, to work as domestic workers. Th ere are plans to extend that ban to include other countries in the world.

Source: Arab Times

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