Supplies of purified water for local farmers will increase from 80,000 to 250,000 gallons per day, said an official here Saturday. On the sideline of his meeting with representatives of Kuwait farmers' federation, Assistant Undersecretary at the Ministry of Public Works Waleed Al-Ghanim told the press that the decision was reflective of the ministry's keenness on developing agriculture in the country.
He indicated that the ministry had set the 150 hotline to answer farmers' inquiries regarding the new policy and handle any problem connected with the lack of water supplies.
The periods for repair and maintenance for water pipes was shortened to four days instead of nine, said the official, adding that the new procedure was undertaken after farmers complaints against the maintenance companies were issued.
On his part, secretary at the farmers' federation Awada Al-Dhafiri thanked the ministry for its swift response to the water supplies demand. He affirmed that the federation and ministry will work together to tackle problems facing farmers in Kuwait.