Brig Gen Tawheed Al-Kandari

By Nawara Fattahova

KUWAIT: Recently, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced smart driving licenses are being issued. The ministry added this smart license will authorize its holder to use it when driving abroad. Brig Gen Tawheed Al-Kandari, Director of the Public Relations and Security Media Department at the Ministry of Interior, said the new smart driving license is not obligatory for drivers holding a valid license, but they can replace it with the smart one. “Drivers can use the smart driving license internationally. Those holding a valid driving license can continue using it till it expires,” he told Kuwait Times.

MoI also announced it is welcoming citizens and expats every Tuesday starting from this month. “Undersecretaries of each section at the traffic department will be available every Tuesday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the main traffic department at Shuwaikh. People can come to submit their complaints and suggestions during this time without a prior appointment,” stressed Kandari. On visit visas and entry of foreigners who don’t have residency in Kuwait, Kandari said there are no plans to issue any kinds of visas presently. Kuwait Times was unable to obtain statistics on the number of visitors to Kuwait, and was told these figures are not available.