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Govt to amend Silk City, Boubyan Island decree

KUWAIT: The cabinet yesterday assigned its Legal Affairs Committee yesterday to amend a 2012 decree with the aim of pushing forward the establishment of the Silk City (Sabbiya) and Boubyan Island with the aim of turning Kuwait into a financial and commercial hub. The cabinet, chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, said the amendment would pave way for the establishment of industrial and commercial zones, entertainment areas as well as building housing units to honor the growing housing needs of citizens. The assignment of the Legal Affairs Committee followed a briefing by Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah over necessary steps to push forward the development of the Silk City (Sabbiya) and Boubyan Island.

The whole project is in line with the vision of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to turn Kuwait into a financial and commercial hub, linking Mubarak Al-Kabeer port with the Silk City, Sheikh Mohammad said in a statement following the cabinet’s weekly meeting. Meanwhile, the cabinet members took note of a UN certificate of appreciation to His Highness the Amir in appreciation for his leading humanitarian role around the world. They also took note of a letter from Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), to His Highness the Amir in which he thanked Kuwait for supporting the just cause of the Palestinian people.

The ministers took note of letters sent by the President of Benin Thomas Bony Yayi and President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan to His Highness the Amir on bilateral relations. They reviewed a letter from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to His Highness the Amir in which he thanked Kuwait for the donation during the second donors’ conference for the Syrian people, which was held in Kuwait last January. Another letter was sent by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres expressing gratitude for the Kuwaiti contribution and financial aid for the victims of the Syrian crisis have enabled many organizations to implement projects of great significance. The cabinet welcomed King Juan Carlos of Spain who would be visiting Kuwait tomorrow. — KUNA

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