Today in Kuwait's History : 17/02/2020



1979 -- Compound for radio and television broadcast is officially opened in the heart of Kuwait City.
1993 -- The Ports Complex is opened after undergoing renovation over damage caused by the Iraqi occupation.
1998 -- The Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society hands out 31 tons of relief supplies to 1,130 Iraqi Kurdish families northwestern Iran comprising nearly 5,000 people.
2001 -- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) hosts 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.
2002 -- Actress Taiba Al-Faraj passes away aged 54 after a 40-year career.
2005 -- A Cairo-based international consultancy center honors Crown Prince Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah for his efforts in service of his homeland and Arab nation.
2009 -- The 150-bed Sheikha Badriya Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah chemotherapy and stem cell transplanting center opens at Sabah health zone.
2013 -- Ministry of Water and Electricity collects 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 -- Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) signs deal to produce 100,000 barrels per day, which will provide the body with a USD-one-billion annual income. (end) hb