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Today in Kuwait's History : 17/02/2017



1979 -- Compound for radio and television broadcast was officially opened in the heart of Kuwait City.
1981 -- A law was issued on setting up an administrative circuit at the administrative court empowered to look into cases filed by civil servants.
1986 -- The new Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) was opened.
1993 -- The Ports Complex was opened after undergoing renovation over damage caused by the Iraqi occupation.
1998 -- The Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society handed out 31 tons of relief supplies to 1,130 Iraqi Kurdish families in Northwestern Iran comprising nearly 5,000 people.
2001 -- Kuwait News Agency hosted a meeting of the General Secretariat of The Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA) and the Executive Bureau of The Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies.
2001 -- The Council of Ministers agreed to amend the offset program, reducing the value of military or civilian contracts and increasing the offset to 35 from 30 percent.
2002 -- The council of Ministers appointed Jasem AL-Oun chairman of the authority tasked with enforcing the offshore areas agreements and modernizing Kuwaiti islands.
2002 -- Artist Taiba Al-Faraj died aged 54 after a 40-year career.
2005 -- A Cairo-based international consultancy center awards then Crown Prince Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah for his efforts in service of his homeland and Arab nation.
2008 -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah inaugurated the national conference for development of education under the theme "Education: Path to development", on behalf of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
2009 -- The 150-bed Sheikha Baderiya Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah chemotherapy and stem cell transplanting center opened at Sabah healthcare are.
2013 -- Ministry of Water and Electricity collected KD 158 million from subscribers in the previous fiscal year, making this sum the largest amount of collected fee in the history of the ministry.
2014 -- Municipal committee agreed on proposal to halt construction of building within the parameters of public parks to preserve and protect greeneries.
2016 -- Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) signed deal to produce 100,000 barrels per day which will provide the body with a USD one billion annual income. (end) gta

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