Sheikh Salman, global firm examine ways to privatize sports scene

KUWAIT: Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah attends a meeting with a global consultative firm to examine the prospect of privatizing sports in Kuwait. — KUNA

KUWAIT: Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah attends a meeting with a global consultative firm to examine the prospect of privatizing sports in Kuwait. — KUNA

KUWAIT: Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah chaired a meeting yesterday with a global consultative firm, to examine the prospect of privatizing the sports scene in the country.

The meeting with leading global strategic management and consulting firm McKinsey and Company, represents genuine efforts on the part of the government to privatize the sport industry as it seeks to propel Kuwait to the upper echelons of the sporting world, a statement by Public Authority for Sports (PAS) noted.

Moreover, the global company presented a survey of the sporting landscape in the country, which included the best possible ways to bring privatization plans to fruition. The meeting was attended by PAS Director General Sheikh Ahmad Al-Mansour Al-Sabah, alongside other senior sports officials.

McKinsey and Company, formed in 1926, has been instrumental to the success of past Olympic events, in addition to developing the sports scene all across the globe. More than 2,000 companies and institutions have relied on the company’s studies and analyses as a springboard for further prosperity.

GCC Championship
In other news, Sheikh Salman has vowed support to the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) for hosting the 8th GCC Sports Championship for universities and higher education Institutions.

The PAAET will be offered full logistic and media backing to guarantee success for the tournament that authority hosts in November, Sheikh Salman told a PAAET delegation, the Ministry of Information said in a statement yesterday. The minister stressed the significance of the event for the GCC youth.

The delegation, led by Director General Dr Ahmad Al-Athari, expressed gratitude to Sheikh Salman for his unlimited support to the Kuwaiti people, especially youth, in sports, social and cultural activities to enhance the constructive and effective national thinking.

The meeting also addressed the programs the PAAET can offer for training and qualifying Kuwaitis within the development program backed by the Ministry of Information and the State Ministry for Youth Affairs.

Meanwhile, the statement said that Minister Sheikh Salman had also received the new board of the Ministry of Information workers’ syndicate. Congratulating the board members, the minister underlined the importance of holding the values of national unity and interests above all other considerations. The syndicate board thanked Sheikh Salman for his unrelenting efforts to promote the Kuwaiti media. – KUNA

This article was published on 29/06/2016