Ministry changes plans to build nuclear plant

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) retracted its plan to build a nuclear power plant, as Kuwait had planned earlier to obtain a license from the UN in this regard. MEW said its decision to scrap the project was because studies proved it was unfeasible and of high cost, in addition to having alternative projects that are better in production and cost such as solar energy and wind. An official said Kuwait needs water desalination stations, but as for power stations, plans provide for several stations. Some of them will be built soon, and some between 2020 and 2030.

Treatment abroad
The Health Ministry witnessed yet another problem with regards to the issue of patients’ treatment abroad, over bringing them back aboard Kuwait Airways Company (KAC), after the finance ministry asked not to extend patients’ stay after their treatment is over and only keep cancer patients. Hundreds of patients and their relatives gathered at the health offices in London, Germany, France and US to get tickets, but KAC informed them there were no seats until after Eid Al-Adha. The ministry asked offices to allow patients to fly on any airline, and not only KAC.

Alien Practices
MP Humoud Al-Hamdan said there are parliamentary moves to agree on reforming the Alien Practices Fighting Committee at the National Assembly during the upcoming term. He said the committee is important and was not formed because the parliamentary majority said it is better to deal with this problem through the main committees, as each will discuss the subject that concerns it.

By A Saleh

This article was published on 23/08/2016