New 6 Cities in Kuwait for Labor only


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New 6 Cities in Kuwait for Labor only

Kuwait announced plans to make six labor cities, reports Annahar daily.


Municipality indicated that a committee consisting of  Kuwait Fire Service Directorate, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Public Works and Kuwait Municipality will be formed to determine the conditions and systems of the project

The report also revealed the locations of these labor cities.

The first labor city will be in Subbiya on an area of size 246.5 hectares with the capacity of sheltering 40,000 laborers.

The second labor city will be located in north of Mutla on an area of size 246.5 hectares with the capacity of sheltering 40,000 laborers.

The third labor city will be located near South Jahra on an area of size 105.5 hectares with the capacity of accommodating 20,000 laborers.

The fourth labor city will be at the east of Arifjan on an area of size 246.5 hectares to accommodate 40,000 laborers.

The sixth labor city will be located at North Khairan on an area of size 246.5 hectares with the capacity of accommodating 40,000 laborers.

All of these labor cities will have all necessary utilities such as banks, post offices, bakeries, mosques, gas stations, malls, restaurants and cafés.

Weekly two days off for GCC nurses


Weekly two days off for GCC nurses

Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi agreed to grant bedoon and Gulf nurses two days off like their Kuwaiti counterparts during his meeting with the president and members of Kuwait Nursing Society (KNS). Harbi also agreed to form a committee with the ministry and KNS members to evaluate certificates of the nursing institute and give recommendations to appoint nurses who have completed supervisory courses as nurses-in-charge and assistant nurses to meet a shortage in hospitals and medical centers, local daily reported.

New proposal to reduce number of expats in the country



New proposal to reduce number of expats in the country

Five Kuwaiti lawmakers, Khalil Abul, Oudah Al-Oudah, Abdulwahab Al-Babtain, Omar Al-Tabtabaei and Ahmad Al-Fadhl, prepared a draft law to cut the number of expatriates in Kuwait in order to reach a demographic balance within five years. 

As per report, the MPs calls to establish a higher national committee for the demographic structure to be headed by the interior minister. The proposed committee will take the necessary measures to make Kuwaitis and expatriates equal in number after five years. 

However, as per report the proposal exempted the domestic helpers, contract workers who are recruited to work on specific large development projects and children of Kuwaiti women with non-Kuwaiti husbands. Currently there are over 650,000 expatriates working as domestic workers in the country. At present, out of a population of 4.4 million people, Kuwaitis make up just 30 percent, or 1.33 million. 

Also, the draft law stipulates that the size of any single foreign community should not exceed 30 percent of the total foreigners in the country. As per his calculation, the number of Indians and Egyptians cannot exceed 500,000 people, or 30 percent of the expected 1.6 million expats. Currently there are over 900,000 Indians and 600,000 Egyptian expatriates in the country.

US warns of kidnap risk for foreigners in Philippines

US warns of kidnap risk for foreigners in Philippines
US: The Department oaf State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago and through the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to the island of Mindanao, due to continued terrorist threats, insurgent activities and kidnappings in Philippines ,This replaces the Travel Warning dated April 21, 2016.
Terrorist and insurgent groups based in the Sulu Archipelago continue to kidnap foreigners in the Eastern Sabah province of Malaysia and the southern Sulu Sea area. This area stretches from the southern tip of Palawan, along the coast of Sabah, Malaysia and the islands of the Sulu Archipelago, up to Zamboanga City, Mindanao.

Strict campaign to target traffic offenders



Strict campaign to target traffic offenders

Crackdown on traffic offenders in Capital, Hawally and Farwaniya governorates, the ministry has released 1464 traffic violations ,436 for the use of mobiles and 1028 for neglecting the use of safety belts.

Light rain in Jahra area Kuwait



Light rain in Jahra area Kuwait

MP Ahmed Al-Fadhl calls for considering "Christmas" Holiday



MP Ahmed Fadhl calls for considering "Christmas" holiday and installing Christmas tree in the "Al-Safat Square Kuwait

MP Ahmed Al-Fadhl called for declaring Christmas a public holiday and for erecting a large #Christmas tree on Safat Square in #Kuwait City to allow Christians to mark the occasion .

New police station at Kuwait International Airport


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New police station at Kuwait International Airport

The Interior Ministry has issued a decision to build a police station at the Kuwait International Airport, local daily Al-Rai news paper reported.

As per the report, the station will be equipped with an investigation office to deal the issues of the airport. This step has been taken to ensure speedy solution of the issues instead of depending on the Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh Police Station.

Russian ambassador to Turkey is shot dead

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Russia’s ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated by an off-duty police officer in front of terrified witnesses allegedly in retaliation for the crisis in Aleppo. The gunman reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” and said in Turkish “We die in Aleppo, you die here” after shooting Ambassador Andrei Karlov in the back in an attack caught on camera. Police later killed the assailant, Andrey Karlov, 62, was several minutes into a speech at a embassy-sponsored photo exhibition when a man in a suit shot the diplomat in the back from close range multiple times on Monday evening.Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova made the announcement of Karlov’s death in a live televised statement.

The assailant was a 22-year-old off-duty police officer who worked in the Turkish capital .

Bill imposing fees for medical services on Expats




Although the bill was submitted to the previous Parliament and tabled for discussion by the then Health Affairs Committee, it was put off for further consultations and elaboration of details to fulfill the desire of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. MP Khaleel Al-Saleh submitted the bill again followed by the government’s approval considering the system is practiced in most countries.

In a press statement, Al-Saleh affirmed that the proposed fees are necessary and the bill is an important national demand. He emphasized the bill will see light in the current Parliament, “especially since the government is convinced that it is proper and it is considered one of the steps towards reducing pressure on government hospitals and stopping wastage of medicines.”

He affirmed his proposal got approval from the government after some opposition from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when he submitted it for discussion to the Health Affairs Committee in the previous National Assembly.

He pointed out a comprehensive health insurance policy for expatriates guarantees stopping wastage of public funds, eliminate chaos in providing treatment, activate role of the private sector and reduce pressure on government hospitals. He explained the bill obliges the sponsor of a visiting expatriate to attach a comprehensive health policy recognized by a licensed insurance company for the visitor to receive free health services throughout the period of stay in Kuwait.

Meanwhile, Chairperson of the committee MP Saad Al-Khanfoor clarified the bill was discuseed in the previous Parliament and the panel decided to put it off, indicating resubmitting it necessitates discussion with concerned parties.

Committee Rapporteur MP Khaled Al-Otaibi believes the bill will be endorsed once it is discussed in the committee taking into consideration the current critical economic situation, let alone the fact that this system is practiced in many countries.

Source : Arabtimes


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