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KUWAIT: Great efforts are made by the General Administration of Execution in implementing judgments and preserving public money through the implementation of judgments in the administrations of the various governorates and Kuwait International Airport, reports Al-Anba daily. Meanwhile, the daily continues to publish details of the annual statistics prepared by the Statistics and Research Department of the Information Technology and Statistics Sector at the Ministry of Justice, including the efforts of the General Administration of Implementation of the Ministry of Justice. According to the statistics of the Ministry of Justice, 140,005 citizens and residents were prevented from traveling during 2022.

The statistics indicated that the Kuwait Airport Office had the biggest share in the travel ban, as the number of those banned from traveling through Kuwait Airport reached 36,145 citizens and residents, while the Capital Governorate was the highest in the travel ban with 28,251, followed by the Farwaniya Governorate, where the number of those banned from travel reached 25390 citizens and residents. Al-Jahra Governorate came third in terms of the number of those banned from traveling, with 17,112 citizens and residents, followed by Hawalli Governorate, with 14,495.

Al-Ahmadi Governorate followed with 13,759 people banned from traveling, while Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate was the lowest with 4,853 people banned from travel. With regard to the implementation of family courts, the number of those banned from traveling reached 6075 citizens and residents due to family court cases.

Hawalli Governorate ranked highest among the governorates with 1448 citizens and residents, while Al-Ahmadi Governorate came after 1129 prohibited from traveling. Then came the Jahra governorate with 1077, followed by the Farwaniya governorate with 947 citizens and residents banned from travel, then the capital with 878, and finally the Mubarak Al-Kabeer governorate with 596 citizens and residents banned from travel.

KUWAIT: Kuwait will host Sunday, tomorrow, the 110th meeting of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OAPEC) Council of Ministers on delegates level to discuss some topics on the organization activities, said the bloc’s secretary general.

In a statement issued Saturday, OAPEC chief Jamal Al-Loghnai said the meeting would be held with the participation of the OAPEC Executive Bureau and member states’ oil ministers. He elaborated that the gathering will also focus on developing the organization’s work and restructuring it, and reviewing the systems and laws that govern its work in a way consistent with challenges and developments in energy. In addition, the meeting will discuss preparations for the 12th Arab energy conference to be hosted by Qatar due on December 11-12, upon an invitation of Saad Al Kaabi, Qatar’s Minister of State for Energy Affairs, Managing Director and CEO of Qatar Energy, he pointed out. The 165th Executive Bureau’s meeting will be held Sunday before the 110th council’s gathering. (KUNA)

KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) announced that two new indicators have been added to the population and labor force indicators section on its statistical services website, reports Al-Qabas daily. In a press statement recently, the authority explained that the first indicator highlights the rate of growth of the Kuwaiti population according to various years.

The second indicator focuses on the rate of increase of non-Kuwaitis over the years with the possibility of identifying specific nationalities to display the development of their numbers.

According to the latest indicators, PACI went on to explain that the increase in the total number of Kuwaitis during the past 32 years was 939,000. The total number of those registered in the systems in 1990 amounted to 578,511. The total that was registered until the end of last year amounted to 1.5 million.
The rate of individuals in one Kuwaiti family has decreased since 2020 to 4.60 compared to the rate recorded in 1995 when the rate of Kuwaiti individuals in private families reached 6.44. The number of Kuwaiti private families has increased to 313,000.
The annual increase in the number of Kuwaitis as of the end of last year amounted to 28,700. The annual increase rate ranged between 25 and 32 thousand people, with the exception of 1993, which witnessed an annual increase estimated at 78,9000 people.
The population as of the end of last year amounted to 4.7 million, of whom 3.2 million were expatriates, while citizens represented 32 percent of the total population. The total number of citizens registered with PACI is 1.5 million. They constitute the largest number among the total number of communities in the country, with nine communities controlling the highest presence among the population.

The total number of workers in the Kuwait market out of the total population amounted to 2.056 million workers, 24 percent of whom are in the government sector, and 76 percent in the private sector. About 77.2 percent of Kuwaitis contribute to work in the government sector, followed by expatriates in the government sector with Egyptians at 7.9 percent, followed by Indians, Saudis, Bangladeshis, Syrians, Pakistanis, Jordanians, Filipinos, and then Nepalese.” As for the private sector, the Indian community constitutes the highest percentage with 30 percent, followed by Egyptians, Bangladeshis, Kuwaitis, Pakistanis, Filipinos, Nepalese, Syrians, Jordanians, and Saudis. PACI concluded that the percentage of workers compared to the total population amounted to 43 percen

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Education has addressed the Ministry of Interior to cancel the residence permits of about 2,400 expatriate teachers of various specializations, including 1,900 whose services were terminated after they were included in the so-called replacement plan in addition to 500 who had submitted their resignation, informed sources confirmed to Al-Qabas daily. The sources added the Human Resources Department of the Ministry of Education is keen to complete the transactions of non-Kuwaiti teachers whose services ended at the end of the current academic year 2022-2023, to complete the procedures for settling their dues and canceling their work permits as soon as possible, so that they do not incur any fines or fees.

The sources pointed out that the Ministry of Interior will give employees whose services have ended 3 months grace period in order to settle their dues and their status in general. The sources indicated that Education Ministry is keen not to delay the completion of residence cancellation procedures to enable the teachers to travel to their countries at the specified time and to avoid delays and loss of ticket reservations.

On the other hand, the Education Ministry has asked the Ministry of Health to expedite the medical examination procedures for newly hired educational staff working in the ministry of both the Palestinian and Jordanian teachers, after a delay of up to 30 days. Informed sources confirmed that the Expatriate Labor Examination Department, the Tuberculosis Control Unit and Ports Health authorities in the Ministry of Health were late in sending the results of the examination to the Ministry of Interior, which resulted in the disruption of the distribution of teachers to schools.

The Education Ministry stressed the need for the procedures to be completed quickly. The sources pointed to the continuation of the Education Ministry in its plan for the replacement policy, which it approved about 3 months ago under the directives of Minister Dr Hamad Al-Adwani, pointing out that what is being raised on the ground about freezing decisions or postponing the termination of the services of those covered by replacement for a year is incorrect.

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Step-1 Go to www.meta.e.gov.kw website and register yourself
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After Login Click on Appointment Search

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Click on Bio Metric Enrolment

Click in on the Area Nearby to your Location

Select The Time you can Reach out to the Selected Center Note: Original Civil ID is Required.

KUWAIT: The Customs officials at the Department of Public and Private Customs Warehouses located at Amghara Land Depot have successfully intercepted and seized approximately 14 tons of illicit tobacco, which is prohibited from being imported into the country.

Under the instructions and directives of Mr. Sami Muhammad Al-Kandari, the Director General of the General Administration of Customs, to enhance control, examination, and inspection procedures for all incoming goods, the team at the Public and Private Customs Warehouse Administration – Amghara Land Warehouse, led by Assistant Controller Ziyad Al-Sarbel, intercepted a truck originating from an Asian country.

The truck was carrying a 40-foot container, supposedly transporting clothes and wall paintings as stated on the shipment manifest. However, the vigilant customs inspectors grew suspicious of its contents and conducted a thorough examination, leading to the discovery of approximately 261,000 bags of tobacco concealed within 521 bags, amounting to a total weight of around 14 tons.

Subsequently, the necessary customs procedures were implemented in accordance with the applicable regulations and laws.

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health issued an update this evening, Friday, regarding the recent traffic accident on Gulf Street. Nine individuals who were injured in the incident have been discharged from the hospital after receiving necessary medical interventions and achieving stable health conditions.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad
Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, the official spokesperson for the ministry, informed the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that among the discharged cases, five individuals were discharged from Al-Amiri Hospital, while four were discharged from Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital. One patient is currently undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit of Al-Amiri Hospital, and another is in the gynecology department.

Al-Sanad revealed that following the accident earlier this morning, which involved a collision between a car and a group of cyclists on Gulf Street, a total of 11 injured individuals were transferred to Al-Amiri and Mubarak Al-Kabeer hospitals.

The Emergency Medical Department responded promptly upon receiving the report, dispatching ambulances to the accident site. The injured were promptly treated in the emergency departments, with seven cases admitted to Amiri Hospital and four cases to Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital. Most of the injuries consisted of wounds and fractures.

Al-Sanad expressed appreciation for the immediate response and preparedness of the various medical departments that attended to the accident. He extended well wishes for the recovery and safety of the injured individuals.

Furthermore, he reiterated the importance of adhering to traffic rules and regulations, as well as avoiding reckless behavior, to safeguard the health and safety of all road users.

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