Kuwait city in state of shambles: Citizens
‘Another Jleeb In Capital’
Several citizens have expressed regret on the deteriorating scene in Kuwait City, which they say is second to Jleeb Shuyoukh in terms of neglect although the faÁade of the country, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Reporters in a recent tour observed that many areas in the city have turned into a scrapyard and home to construction waste materials, with broken pavements, trenches, and open drainage, and to make the issue worse, the city is also witness to heavy traffic jam.
The daily stressed the need to transfer the Ministries Complex from the Capital to other locations or new branches should be built in the governorates to serve citizens away from the Capital to ease traffic jam. Umm Saud, a Kuwaiti lady criticized the concerned officials for neglecting the Capital and rendering its numerous touristic locations useless, despite its strategic location on the Arabian Gulf and attractive beaches.
Another citizen Khalid Al-Azemi said all Capital cities in the Gulf countries have striking scenery but Manama is more beautiful compared with Kuwait City, while Wafa Mishal said the Capital has several high-rise buildings amid filthy environment.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated development, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Electricity and Water Engineer Ahmad Al-Jassar chaired the 11th meeting of the Executive Committee for Conservation of Electricity and Water Consumption in various government institutions countrywide. The event was attended by several senior officials of the ministry, representatives of the ministries and agencies, and members of the technical committee, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
Engineer Al-Jassar urged all government agencies to continue implementing conservation procedures, which include dependence on available energy in their various institutions. He affirmed that meetings will be held on regular basis to implement the power conservation policy to ensure that all institutions save energy. The meeting discussed several issues slated on the agenda, while the activities of the technical committee were presented alongside the achievements of power rationing in these authorities. They also deliberated on reports from the communication officers.
Source: Arab Times