KUWAIT: Kuwait Municipality Director General Ahmad Al-Manfouhi announced yesterday that KD 22 million ($72.5 million) have been earmarked to renovate infrastructure at Jleeb Al-Shoyoukh. Manfouhi made that statement to reporters as he led a government team to field tour around the area yesterday. The team represents a special commission tasked with examining the area’s conditions, and how government efforts can be consolidated to find suitable solutions.
Conditions in Jleeb Al-Shoyoukh are “unacceptable,” he said, pointing out that the area hosts unlicensed warehouses packed with food products, adding that they will be shut down and the products will be confiscated. On the issue of the bachelors, he indicated that they cannot be moved out of the area unless the “bachelors towns” have been established – alluding to cities that planned to be built to host expatriate labors. There have been grave offenses in the area such as stealing power cables, he added, affirming the high need for repairing the infrastructure in the district.
The special commission comprises members from the municipality, Ministry of Electricity and Water, Ministry of Public Works, Interior Ministry, Public Authority for Manpower, Environment Public Authority among others.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun