The Municipal Council on Monday approved a request by the Public Authority for Housing Welfare for expanding the South Saad Al-Abdullah housing project, adding 5.52 square kilometers from the west.
Thus, the total area of the project will be 64.42 square kilometers, Municipal Council Acting Director Abdullah Al-Emadi. This expansion will add 3,500 housing units to the project's 40,000 ones, he said.
The Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) rejected expansion of the project from the east, Al-Emadi said. He pointed to some obstacles facing the project such as the Kuwait Municipality's scrapyard, poultry farms and the area of assembling old car tyres.
A committee has been formed to remove the obstacles over the coming five years, he aid. Meanwhile, the Council today approved a request by the Public Authority for Sports (PAS) for allocating an area for the Basel Salem Al-Sabah Motor Racing Club in Arifjan, besides another one by the Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs to build two new mosques in Hawally and Al-Sedeeq.