KUWAIT, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah chaired on Thursday the eighth meeting of the ministerial committee tasked with following up on implementation of the state development plan.
Minister of State for Planning and Development Abdul Wahab Al-Haroun said participants in the meeting discussed measures that had been taken to tackle obstacles hindering execution of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Bridge and necessary steps that should be taken to accelerate the work.
Al-Haroun said during the meeting that the commission had hosted the head of the Central Tender Committee, the head of Fatwa and Legislation Authority and the Director-General of the Public Environment Authority to tackle some time-consuming bureaucratic problems.
The government follow-up apparatus was charged with proposing solutions to such problems, in coordination with the relevant authorities, pending submission to the cabinet.
Moreover, the commission was briefed by the assistant undersecretary of public works for construction projects and the secretary general of the National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters about plans for establishing cultural centers in the country's governorates. HH the Prime Minister called for allocating needed land plots to press ahead with these significant ventures.
Al-Haroun added that the committee followed up on discussions regarding the project of the Opera House, due to be built at the Flag Square. A special panel, headed by the information undersecretary, with members from the relevant ministries and authorities, was formed to start taking the necessary practical measures for execution of the venture.
For his part, the attending Chairman of the Industrialists Union addressed the meeting about problems in the industrial sector, namely those suffered by the entrepreneurs. Also in this context, Minister of Commerce and Industry Amani Buresli affirmed her keenness on overcoming any obstacles facing these projects within her jurisdictions.
The conferees, as part of rapid measures to resolve industrial development problems, charged the Public Authority for Industry to present practical plans to establish the integrated services center, with employment of electronic devices, to facilitate work of the investors in this sector, noting necessity of supporting the private sector, encouraging the national industries and creating jobs for the mounting numbers of graduates.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry was instructed to allocate large plots of lands, in coordination with the municipality, to be used for building warehouses for Kuwaiti entrepreneurs. (end) rk KUNA 201529 Oct 11NNNN