KUWAIT, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday sponsored, and attended the launch ceremony of the Kuwait Integrated Petrochemical Industries Company (KIPIC)'s Al-Zour Oil Complex.
The ceremony was attended by First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh, together with a host of Sheikhs and senior state and His Highness the Premier's Diwan officials.
Numerous CEOs and senior officials of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) subsidiary companies, and diplomats were also present.
Minister of Oil, and Minister of Electricity and Water Essam Al-Marzouq, and KIPIC's CEO Hashim Sayed Hashim delivered statements at the ceremony, which also featured a documentary on the mega project.
Al-Zour is one of the strategic projects for the State of Kuwait, aiming to provide more energy to meet the local demand and to provide high quality products for exports, as well as achieving the aspired self-sufficiency of power.
After the ceremony, His Highness the Prime Minister said that the project would enhance expertise of the Kuwaiti cadres, qualifying them to manage more oil projects in the future.
The government proceeds with studying, and implementing strategic development projects in the oil and non-oil sectors for the good of the Kuwaiti people and the foundations that care for them. (end) msa