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KUWAIT CITY, May 12: In a move aimed at controlling the environmental situation and arrest the violators of the law, the Environment Public Authority (EPA) in coordination with the Ministry of Interior has installed the surveillance cameras on the beaches and parks, the Jaber Bridge and islands and places where people gather, reports Al- Qabas daily.


The sources told Al- Qabas that the cameras will be linked to the Operations Room of the Ministry of Interior (Environment Police Department) or the EPA’s operations room designed for the police to play a significant role in monitoring and controlling violators of environmental laws and regulations.

The liaison officers are able to communicate with the field teams and guide them to offenders instead of wasting time in limited patrolling of certain places.

The sources confirmed that the installation of cameras in other places is under study after a parliamentary proposal presented by MP Ahmed Fadhel, especially in places belonging to tourism projects. The sources pointed to the inability of judicial officers in the Environment Public Authority and Environmental Police officers of the Ministry of Interior to follow up all the irregularities happening at public places and touristic sites due to lack of ‘manpower’.

The EPA, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, has divided the judicial control teams into six distributed over the governorates, but the number of individuals is small compared to the need to control violators and raise awareness in the field of environmental conservation.

Brigadier General Tawheed Al – Kandari 

KUWAIT CITY, May 5: Director General of Public Relations and Security Information Brigadier-General Al-Kandari stated that his team will be on constant vigil during the holy month of Ramadan to implement the law to prohibit those who do not respect the feeling of fasting or values and customs associated with this holy month reprts Al Anba daily.


Law No. (44/1968) prohibits eating in public places during fasting hours hence the punishment for eating in public during fasting hours is imprisonment for a period not exceeding one month and a fine not exceeding one hundred dinars or one of these penalties

He also stated that traffic department has been prepared to handle traffic flow and hence traffic personnel are placed at various places such as commercial complexes, malls, markets and at traffic signal areas to ensure smooth flow of traffic.

Sources also said that various campaigns on social media has been posted to educate citizens and residents to eliminate begging who exploit people in the name of religion and earn money in illegal ways.

Citizens and residents hereby instructed to call emergency number 112 and report negative incidents.

At the end of his statement, Brigadier General Al-Kandari appealed to the parents to take responsibility for the care, guidance and guidance of the children by observing proper behaviors and adherence to public morals.

Source: Arab Times

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KUWAIT CITY, May 5: The number of expatriates in Kuwait has declined by 30,000 in the last four days, reports Al-Rai daily. According to a reliable source from Public Institution for Social Security, statistics concerning the population of Kuwait that are published on the website of Public Institution for Social Security are updated on a monthly basis with the cooperation of Ministry of Interior.


Ministry of Interior provides the institution with the number of expatriates who canceled their residence permits or obtained new residence permits, in order to update these statistics. The source revealed that the number of Kuwaitis reached 1,412,264 as of end of last week, constituting 29.7 percent of the population of Kuwait, and the number of expatriates has reached 3,333,029, constituting 70.3 percent of the population.

Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, May 1: Head of Kuwait Hajj Caravans Union Ahmad Al-Duwaihi declared that the average Hajj prices this year is KD 1,950, reports Al- Anba daily.

He indicated that the prices of Hajj caravans start from KD 1,700 and go up to KD 2,000 and more.

Al-Duwaihi affirmed about the continuous coordination between the union and Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs with the aim of serving the pilgrims. He explained that the ministry has adopted eight facilitated Hajj caravans this year. The cost will be KD 1,300 per pilgrim. Registration can be conducted online via a link affiliated to Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, May 1, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attended and patronized the inauguration ceremony of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway on Wednesday.

The ceremony was attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, visiting South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon, President of the French Senate Gerard Larcher and a host of senior state officials.

Addressing the event, South Korean Prime Minister Lee congratulated His Highness the Amir on the inauguration of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway, expressing gratitude for supporting the execution of this project since 2013. “It is a great pleasure for the South Korean companies to participate in the largest national project in the history of Kuwait,” he said, extending his thanks to Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company for its utmost efforts throughout the work period on the bridge project. Premier Lee further expressed confidence that the “2035 Vision” of His Highness the Amir will have “remarkable achievements”, hence this project.

“The project uses the latest methods of civil engineering and environmentally-friendly technologies,” he noted, adding that the Causeway will be managed and operated through an intelligent transport system. He said that the Causeway would play a pivotal role in linking the southern and northern regions; it will reduce commuting time between Kuwait City and Subbiya area to around 20 minutes instead of one hour. “The late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah had instilled democracy and economic development.

At the same time and therefore I trust that the Causeway will enhance Kuwait’s reputation in the international community,” he said. For his part, Deputy Director General of the Public Authority for Roads and Transportation (PART) Saud Al-Naqi told KUNA that Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway is part of Kuwait’s integrated development plan. He stressed that the project is the new development “gate” for the country, branding the Causeway the “artery” that will link Kuwait City with the Silk City; which is considered the future financial and commercial center. The project begins from the intersection of Jamal Abdulnasser Street and Al-Ghazali Highway to the New Subbiyah area. It crosses two artificial islands of 280,000 sq m each, in addition to government buildings, green spaces and areas for future investment projects.

Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, April 29: The Ministry of Interior has installed 9 mobile cameras on the streets and main roads, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting security sources said that the task of these cameras is to monitor the roads and highways and help traffic police control the traffic jams and congestion on the roads in the quickest possible time in addition to monitor those who are using the shoulder lanes, but not to monitor the speed.


The sources said, the ministry plans to double the number of speed cameras on the roads from 570 to about 1,000 cameras, to reduce traffic accidents, and curb recklessness of motorists who threaten the safety of road users, especially after seeing an increase in serious accidents in the recent past.

The sources added that the ministry is waiting for the arrival of a new batch of cameras and will be installed after the completion of the road projects and bridges.

The sources confirmed that doubling the number of cameras came after some citizens submitted proposals and solutions to reduce recklessness and carelessness, in parallel with demand by the Interior and Defense Committee of the National Assembly to exert more efforts to reduce the number of accidents which have resulted in the death of 450 people last year, most of them young.

KUWAIT CITY, April 29: Kuwait was declared the world leader in terms of freshwater quality in 2017 and 2018 by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, reports Al-Anba daily.

This is not easy and does not come from a vacuum, but as a result of concreted efforts exerted by the various departments in the Ministry of Electricity and Water to reach the level of global standards of drinking water.

This is in addition to the great responsibility of the Kuwaiti leadership not only with regard to the maintenance of public health locally, but also in the development of its work in accordance with the surrounding circumstances through an integrated system of procedures followed by the ministry in this regard.

The Director of the Chemical Business Administration in the water operation and maintenance sector of the ministry of electricity and water Sarah Al-Mutairi, who is responsible for one of the departments directly concerned with the quality of fresh water in the country, confirmed that the ministry is constantly upgrading laboratories and improving the quality of the produced freshwater.


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