47 Wafra farm licenses revoked to make way for railway project

KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) cancelled the licenses of 47 farming plots in Wafra because they are in the path of the proposed railway route, informed sources say. The farms must also be removed to make way for regional highway projects which are planned to link Kuwait City, Kuwait International Airport, and seaports, in addition to linking Kuwait with other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.

Onion shortage
The Cabinet’s public services committee met representatives from several state departments yesterday to discuss various issues including imported and locally planted crops, the percentage of residual pesticide in them and the recent onion shortage crisis. The meeting featured representatives from the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), Kuwait Municipality, the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) and the General Customs Department.

This article was published on 21/11/2017