Minister of Public Works and Minister of Electricity and Water Ahmad Al-Jassar said on Wednesday that power has been granted to several homes in Jaber Al-Ahmad City with remaining homes to be connected soon.
The minister revealed the development, during his attendance of a Mexican Embassy function, in response to a question on complaints lodged by several nationals whose homes had not yet received electricity. Minister Al-Jassar said he had sat down to "fruitful talks" with a number of the city's residents, during which "they were briefed on the ministry's programme on the matter." Separately, commenting on bilateral relations between Kuwait and Mexico, he said they were "sturdy and historic, which go back to around 40 years." Both nations see eye-to-eye on a number of issues and support each other at numerous global functions, he added.
He said he had expressed Kuwait's condolences over the accident that befell several Mexican tourists in Egypt, leading to the passing of some and the injury of others, whom he wished a speedy recovery.
Egypt's Interior Ministry had announced, three days ago, that 12 people were killed and another 10 injured - mostly Mexican and Egyptian tourists - in northern Egypt, due to an inadvertent shooting carried out by the state army and police on a convoy of vehicles that had entered a restricted area.