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Public Works Ministry disqualifies 19 out of 20 companies for road projects

January 27, 2019

KUWAIT: The technical ministerial committee formed by the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) excluded 19 out of 20 companies qualified to take part in road projects, said informed sources, noting that the excluded companies had been qualified despite violating the conditions Central Agency for Public Tenders published in the official gazette.

The sources denied excluding national elements from the qualification committee and replacing them by expats, explaining that a number of Kuwaitis who had been nominated for the committee withdrew because it involved working in outdoor sites and the short tenure of the committee (two weeks), so well-experienced specialized expats were selected for the committee. The sources added that the recommendations made by the committee – comprising of 13 members, mostly Kuwaitis – confirmed the report made by the previous committee formed by former minister Hossam Al-Roumi.

Fake news

The National Assembly’s secretariat general stressed that a parliamentary request circulating on social media about investigating an incident related to a female Kuwaiti media figure is completely untrue. The secretariat general strongly denied reports claiming that a number of lawmakers filed a request to form an investigation committee in this regard, stressing that the circulated request is fake.

20 professions

The Public Authority for Manpower’s public relations manager Aseel Al-Mezyad said the authority is currently working on setting tests for 20 different professions. Mezyad said her small team of only 11 employees had bagged many achievements in 2018, including launching various awareness campaigns, publishing a brochure in seven different languages for expats working in Kuwait, e-connection with various government bodies and responding to over 2,412 inquiries and complaints. She added that many diplomats designated in Kuwait have hailed the services provided by the expat labor shelter.

Nominees

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is currently preparing to declare a new batch of nominees to work in government bodies, as Kuwaitis seeking job opportunities can follow up their applications online on the commission’s website. Meanwhile, official sources at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said the CSC had approved paying shift allowances to 182 navigators working at Kuwait airport air control tower and radar center, noting that the allowances will vary between KD 120 and KD 260.

Thunderstorms

Meteorologist Essa Ramadan yesterday forecast thunderstorms from noon tomorrow through Tuesday night following the current rise in temperature that he expects to end by tomorrow. Ramadan also tweeted that rain will also fall in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Iraq.

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