Kuwait Times, Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022 | Muharram 25, 1444
Development projects should not encounter snags
The Cabinet on Monday emphasized the
importance of a number of planned development projects that should come to
fruition shortly, saying these initiatives need to proceed without any glitches.
Chief among these initiatives are major residential projects currently in the
works, which aim to meet the housing needs of Kuwaiti nationals, the Cabinet
underlined in its weekly meeting.
The meeting, chaired by HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf Al-Ahmad
Al-Sabah, tasked the Public Authority for Housing Welfare with overseeing the
completion of the projects.
The Cabinet also referred a draft law on an agreement allowing the transit
passage of armed forces between Kuwait and the Republic of Kosovo to HH the
Amir, pending its passage through parliament, as per a suggestion by the legal
affairs committee headed by Justice Minister Jamal Al-Jalawi.
The Cabinet then approved a slew of bilateral deals, including a joint committee
for cooperation between Kuwait and Sierra Leone, in addition to an aviation
services deal with the Dominican Republic and a memorandum of understating (MoU)
with Saudi Arabia over the promotion of direct investment and a separate one on
educational cooperation and scientific research.
Other deals approved by the Cabinet include an agreement between Kuwait and
Cyprus on the prevention of theft, clandestine excavation and illicit import and
export of cultural property, in addition to an environmental cooperation deal
An aviation services agreement with Colombia and an MoU between the
anti-corruption watchdogs of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia were also among the deals
given the thumbs up by the Cabinet, while a decree on assigning the new board
members of the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority
(CITRA) was approved.
The Cabinet also discussed current developments on both the local and