development plan -- Al-Fahad
KUWAIT, Oct 24 (KUNA) -- The Government will focus on improving electricity
and water services in line with the development plan, Deputy Premier for
Economic Affairs Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said Sunday.
Remarks of Sheikh Ahmad, who also doubles as Minister of State for
Development Affairs and Minister of State for Housing Affairs, were on the
occasion of signing contracts for Mina Abdullah's water reservoir project at
the Ministry of Electricity and Water and with the presence of Minister Dr.
Bader Al-Shureiaan and Chairman of the Central Tenders' Commission Ahmad
"The aim of the contracts is to increase water production capacity by 50
percent," Sheikh Ahmad noted.
Underlining the role of the private sector as a "real partner" in
development projects, and in materialization of His Highness the Amir Sheikh
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's vision of involving the private sector in
these projects, the Deputy Premier said "we celebrate the signing of four
projects for the electricity and water ministry within the state's development
plan; which reached 56 percent of its execution process in a short period of
Hoping that the next six months would see the achievement of more goals,
Sheikh Ahmad urged all to abide by the plan's timeline in order to reach its
For his part, Minister Al-Shureiaan said the governmental work witnessed a
"qualitative" leap in terms of planning and executing projects once the
development plan was endorsed.
"The project encompasses the latest in management systems and network
monitoring, as it would supply south of the country with its water needs," he
Since the development plan took off, 203 contracts, with a cost of KD two
billion (USD 7.1 billion) were signed. The Mina Abdullah reservoir project
will cost KD 117 million (USD 415 million), he said. (end)
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