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Kuwait bans firms linked to rainfall damage pending probe
November 20, 2018, 8:23 am

Kuwait government Monday banned all companies and architectural firms that deisnged and implemented housing, infrastructure and road projects damaged by recent heavy rainfall, pending an investigation.

The government, chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al­Hamad Al­Sabah, said in a statement companies and architectural firms would not be allowed to take part in any new projects before their names were clear of wrongdoing by an investigation carried out by a fact­finding commission. Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Hussam Al­Roumi briefed the cabinet about an investigation with individuals and companies into causes of floods.

The government assigned Ministry of Public Works, and Fatwa and Legislation Department to refer to prosecution two parliamentary reports about damage in asphalt to hold those responsible accountable. The government formed a team, chaired by Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al­Sabeeh, tasked renovating houses damaged by rainfall, and to provide suitable housing until completion of renovation.

The team will also determine who was responsible for damage caused by rainfall, capitalizing from experience gained from dealing with rainfall to prevent recurrence, how to gather the rain instead of wasting it, and preparing requests for compensations for the damage caused by the rain as of next week.

The government, meanwhile, took note of a letter by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad Al­Jaber Al­Sabah to His Highness the Prime Minister, in which he commended all government departments in addressing floods caused by the rainfall.

Source: KUNA

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