KUWAIT: Kuwait Municipality’s Acting Director Ahmad Al-Manfouhi said the Municipal Council suggested allocating two new land plots in Salmi and Abdaly for the Public Authority for Housing Welfare to build 16,000 units.

Study years
Kuwait University’s Faculty of Medicine is considering following in some countries’ steps and reduce the total number of study years to six instead of the usual seven years by cancelling either the preliminary or the seventh year through merging repeated clinical majors. Informed sources added that the faculty’s deanship was currently studying possible effects on the students’ future prior to making its final decision.

BSME project
The executive committee at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) has approved the new BSME (Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering) program and referred it to the board of directors to get final approval before launching it and opening the students’ registry at the faculty of technical studies. The program is expected to include three major sections – manufacturing, dynamics and mechanics.

Co-op transactions
In a bid to cut red tape, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry agreed to directly receive transactions from cooperative societies without having to contact the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor (MSAL). The approval came in response to a request made by MSAL’s Undersecretary Muttar Al-Mutairi to make easier for investors renting stores in various co-ops to issue and renew their commercial licenses.

Doctor compensated
The court of cassation yesterday ordered annulling a previous decision to dismiss the former chairman of Kuwait’s doctors’ syndicate Dr Hussein Al-Khabbaz. The court listed him back on the medical board and compensated him KD 50,000. The ruling came as the court believed that Khabbaz had been dismissed from office in retaliation for his activities in fighting corruption and exposing financial and administrative violations at the Ministry of Health.

By A Saleh