KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: How has the Bangladeshi zubaidi fish invaded the Kuwaiti markets? This question was answered by an informed source at the fish market in Sharq who confirmed the existence of cases of commercial fraud away from the eyes of the Ministry of Commerce, pointing out the Bangladeshi zubaidi comes in sealed bags and sold as product of Pakistan, reports Al-Rai daily.
The source added zubaidi is sold for 6.5 dinars under the label of Pakistani product. The source added some claim also Chinese zubaidi is sold in the market but this is untrue.
However, the aim is to send a message to the Ministry of Commerce to know the truth about the imported fish and fight the local fish, especially that the imported fish is not subjected to examination or inspection. In a related context, an official at the Ministry of Commerce denied that the ministry has allowed the sale of Bangladeshi fish as some claim.
Bangladeshi zubaidi (Pomfret fish) sold as Pakistani zubaidi in Kuwait fish market
Pakistanis in Kuwait
source: Arab Times
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13: The Environment Police paid a surprise visit to the Kuwait University in response to complaints filed by some students about smoking at the cafeterias of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social Sciences, a matter which aroused division in the views of the students between those who supported and those who opposed the entry of the environmental police in the university campus, reports Al-Rai daily.
Some students objected to the entry environmental police saying the campus is an academic edifice while others expressed their satisfaction with their intervention to put an end to smoking inside the buildings and cafeterias of the university.
Source: Arab Times
BEIRUT, Oct 6, (KUNA): Kuwait’s honey industry has seen significant developments in recent years, leading its products to gain a world quality recognition, a Kuwaiti beekeeping expert affirmed Friday.
Such developments are due for the efforts exerted by the honey industry sector in Kuwait, as well as the increasing number of honey keepers, Nael Al-Saif, Secretary of Kuwait Beekeepers Association, told KUNA. Al-Saif made his remarks on the sidelines of the 11th meeting of Arab Beekeeping Union in Beirut. He said the Association strives for highlighting the distinctive quality of Kuwaiti honey to the world, adding it has, so far, won two gold medals in its first international participation in Seoul, South Korea in 2015.
Furthermore, Al-Said said there are currently around 350 registered beekeepers in the Association, noting there is more than that number as non-registered members in Kuwait, including women. Beekeeping has gained a wide popularity among Kuwaitis over the years due for its easy learning, economic returns, and health benefits, said Al-Said
By Ayoub Khadaj
Source: Arab Times
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Farwaniya Governor Sheikh Faisal Al-Hamoud stressed the need to confront the phenomenon of bachelors living in private residential areas due to the dangerous social and security consequences of such a phenomenon, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
He said this after receiving and honoring a team of judicial police headed by Adnan Dashti from Ministry of Electricity and Water in Farwaniya Governorate.
The governor praised the efforts exerted by the ministry, with the coordination of Kuwait Municipality, to cut electricity supply to houses that are rented to bachelors
Source: Arab Times
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Finance Minister Asad Umar yesterday invited Kuwait to invest in the mega projects of Pakistan including the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. After a one on one meeting with the visiting Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan in Islamabad, Umar told KUNA: “We have talked to China that we should invite a third country investment to the joint venture of Pakistan and China (CPEC). We invited Saudi Arabia to invest in the project during our recent visit and the kingdom responded positively. We also want Kuwait to invest in the CPEC projects.”
Roudhan affirmed in a statement to KUNA that the two countries wanted to further improve ties. Earlier, Roudhan met President of Pakistan Arif Alvi. Roudhan said that he congratulated the president on his successful election on the behalf of HH the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Alvi thanked Kuwait for supporting the country in every hour of need and emphasized the need for strengthening cooperation between Pakistan and Kuwait. Both the leaders reiterated the stance of supporting each other on every issue at all the international forums including the United Nations and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Both the officials applauded the close relationship between the two countries and vowed to strengthen ties by forging partnerships and enhancing economic and trade relations.
Roudhan and his 22-member delegation arrived in Pakistan to take part in the fourth session of the Pakistan-Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) in Islamabad yesterday. In his opening statement, Roudhan expressed gratitude for the hospitality and reception during the visit. He highlighted the importance of holding these joint trade, economic and investment meetings, which have an active role in the development of bilateral relations between the two friendly countries.
He mentioned that the meeting contributed to enhancing and developing prosperous relations between Pakistan and Kuwait. “It is considered as an entrance to further bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries, in which we hope to develop trade and economic relations and reach the highest level of its potential and ambition of the two countries, which will be reflected positively on the trade exchange,” he said.
The visiting Kuwaiti dignitary sought an increase in the trade volume from $322.270 million (not including oil and its products) in 2017 and coordinate efforts, exchange views and set goals to promote and develop trade, economic and investment relations during the JMC session. He said that the commission was an umbrella covering the country’s commercial, economic and investment in public and private sectors that will contribute in pushing the trade exchanges to a wider horizon and to identify investment opportunities available in both countries.
Roudhan pointed out that Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) showed keenness and played a prominent role in strengthening ties. Supporting economic and social development, KFAED has financed 18 projects of worth $442 million since 1976 in the field of electricity, railways, dams, irrigation, water and road. Concluding his speech, he expressed hope that the fourth Session of Pakistan-Kuwait JMC will be fruitful and successful.
Umar welcomed the honorable delegates to the country and hoped that it will enhance the trade volume and trade relations between the two countries. The both sides adopted the agenda of the meeting after approval by the both co-chairs. Pakistan’s board of investment presented investment opportunities to the Kuwaiti delegation followed by a technical session. – KUNA
‘Great opportunity to exchange views’
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 23, (KUNA): The government of Kuwait Sunday congratulated the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Saudi people for the Kingdom’s national day, and welcomed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s upcoming visit to Kuwait.
The visit is part of deep-rooted relations between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and would be a great opportunity to exchange views over a host of issues of mutual interest, as well as further cementing cooperation at different levels, Deputy Premier and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement after the cabinet meeting.
The meeting was chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. The cabinet members were informed about His Highness the Prime Minister’s trip to New York to represent His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the UN General Assembly’s 73rd Session.
His Highness the Prime Minister will be accompanied by Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh, Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Bassel Al-Sabah, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Hamed Al-Azmi. The cabinet, meanwhile, approved a draft law over the right to have access to information with the aim of boostint transparency and fighting corruption, as well as the executive bylaw of the conflict of interest law.
The cabinet assigned several government bodies to tackle water ponds in Sabah Al-Ahmad Area, took note of a KD two million donation from Ali Abdulwahab Al-Mutawa company to buy medicine for cancer patients and approved a draft decree to hold the 3rd term of the 15th legislative session of the parliament on October 30.
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19, (KUNA): Kuwait First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah’s recovery is “excellent,” Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said Wednesday.
Al-Ghanim made the remarks during a short visit to Tashkent to meet Sheikh Nasser who was undergoing recuperation at the Uzbek capital, according to a statement by Al-Dustour news network. “Sheikh Nasser assured us about his health and recovery which has been taking place in an excellent manner, and we hope his recovery ends quickly and he returns to his home,” Al-Ghanim said before departing to Baku, Azerbaijan. Al-Ghanim is accompanied by MPs Dr Mohammad Al-Huwailah and Abdullah Al-Dosari to participate in the 100th anniversary of establishing the Azerbaijan parliament.