UNRWA Chief praises Amir's 'generous' donation to Agency

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          kuwait                                                                                                                                                                                                         friDAY, mArch 12, 2010

UNRWA Chief praises                                                                                                                                                                           Al-Duwaisan calls for
Amir’s ‘generous’ donation to Agency                                                                                                                                                          immediate ‘termination’
                      UNITED NATIONS: filippo Grandi, the new-
                 ly appointed commissioner General of the United
                                                                                                                                  ing further.
                                                                                                                                      Grandi expressed regret that, despite israeli
                                                                                                                                                                                              of KAC official
                 Nations relief and Works Agency for Palestine                                                                    claims, construction material and equipment are             Staff Writer
                 refugees in the Near East (UNrWA), Wednesday                                                                     not crossing into Gaza and this is complicating the
                 praised Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, the                                                                      situation there.                                                 KUWAIT: mP faisal Al-Duwaisan requested Thursday the minister of
                 Amir of the State of Kuwait, for his “generous”                                                                      in the West Bank, he said the israeli decision          communications and minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, Dr mo-
                 contributions to the Agency’s funding.                                                                           yesterday to build 1,600 new settlements in East            hammed Al-Busairi, to execute a sentence by the courts of Appeals issued in
                      “i want to dispel a commonly said thing that                                                                Jerusalem is “not helpful” in building a climate of         January 2009 to terminate the services of the Director of marketing and Sales
                 Arab donors are not contributing to UNrWA.                                                                       trust, which is desperately needed to resume the            at Kuwait Airways corporation (KAc), Ahmad Al-hilal. Al-Duwaisan said the
                 They are contributing very generously ... Just to                                                                peace talks.                                                court sentence against him is final and he should be sacked and stripped off his
                 give you an example, the Amir of Kuwait paid in                                                                      he expressed hope that the Secretary-General            position.
                 its entirety our first appeal of 34 million American                                                             Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Gaza later this month will                mP Al-Duwaisan also denounced a statement by the chairman and manag-
                 dollars” when the israeli operation cast lead end-                                                               make a difference.                                          ing Director of KAc, hamad Al-fallah, who had challenged the mPs via one of
                 ed in January 2009. These are very, very generous                                                                    “We hope this visit will mark the beginning of          the satellite channels to provide viable evidence to prove that violations were
                 gestures that should be noted and should be taken                                                                a new and more positive phase for the people in             committed by employees of KAc. Al-Duwasian said that Al-fallah should first
                 into serious account,” Grandi told a press confer-                                                               Gaza and hopefully for the people in the occupied           execute the court sentence before trying to polish the image of KAc.
                 ence here in answer to a question.                                                                               Palestinian territory as a whole,” he said.                      The lawmaker also confirmed that individuals involved in embezzlement
                      he added that he will attend the Arab League                                                                    Grandi added that he recently paid an “impor-           had worked on returning the money while investigations were going on. Else, he
                 Summit on march 27 in Sirte, Libya, along with                                                                   tant” visit to Lebanon where he received “the as-           asserted, all those who were involved should have been put behind bars by now.
                 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, to campaign for                                                                   surance that this new Lebanese Government is se-            he said that the court of Appeals was satisfied by only fining Al-hilal and sack-
                 more because the Agency’s budget continues to be                                                                 rious in continuing the policy of trying to expand          ing him from his position at KAc. Al-hilal had a power of attorney from Wala’a
                 20 percent short of funds.                                                                                       the range of rights available to Palestinian refugees       international Group, owned by Waleed Al-hasawi; Al-hilal used this position
                      he said he will also visit Washington D.c. in      Filippo Grandi, the newly appointed Commis-              in Lebanon and to improve the living conditions in          of authority to transfer the embezzled amount of money. mP Al-Duwaisan also
                 the next couple of days for the same purpose.           sioner General of the United Nations Relief and          the camps.” “We all appreciate how difficult it is          criticized chairman Al-falah for sending an official letter to minister Al-Busairi
                      he indicated that some of the Agency’s funds       Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near          politically for the Lebanese Government to do so,           accusing Ali Al-Jenahi, former Director of internal Auditing Department at
                 will be pushed towards a path of innovation and         East (UNRWA) speaking during a press confer-             but it is a courageous choice that must be cited,”          KAc and a member of the investigation committee of being biased. he said
                 new initiatives for young Palestinians.                 ence, Thursday, March 11, 2010. (KUNA)                   he stressed.                                                that was an obvious attempt to divert attention away from the violations which
                      “One thing we would like to launch soon is an                                                                   Grandi was appointed as the Agency’s new                were committed.
                 initiative to young refugees ... A very high percent-   most fragile and most exposed to all sorts of risks,     chief in January 2010. he succeeded Karen
                 age of the Gaza population is very young. They live     so it is important to invest, not only in education,     AbuZeid who retired from the Agency in Decem-
                 in very difficult circumstances. They are the ones      but also in other initiatives,” he said, not elaborat-   ber 2009. -KUNA

                                                                                                                                                                                          Expat licenses must be authenticated
Kuwaiti Ambassador                                                                                                                                                                        by embassy: Traffic Department
                                                                                                                                                                                          Jassem Al-Tunaib                              ihsan Al-Owaish has reportedly issued a

inaugurates charitable projects in Egypt
                                                                                                                                                                                          Staff Writer                                  notice to all traffic departments across the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        country to not issue any licenses or ap-
                                                                                                                                                                                              KUWAIT: The Traffic Department an-        prove of any driving applications for ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                          nounced that it would ban the processing      pats unless they have a license from their
                                                                                                                                                                                          of driving license applications for expa-     countries of origin, which is authenticated
                                                                                                                                                                                          triates unless those applications are au-     by both their embassy and the Kuwaiti
                      AL-SHARQIYAH, Egypt: Kuwait’s Ambassa-                                                                                                                              thenticated by the applicants’ respective     foreign ministry.
                 dor to Egypt Dr. rasheed Al-hamad inaugurated                                                                                                                            embassies and endorsed by the Kuwaiti             The circular singled out the Nepalese
                 on Thursday two charitable projects established by                                                                                                                       foreign ministry.                             expatriates since they have no embassy in
                 the Kuwaiti office of charitable projects in Egypt.                                                                                                                          The Assistant Director-General for        Kuwait, but didn’t mention anything re-
                      The projects are Abdullah mohammad Al-Ba-                                                                                                                           Traffic regulation and Licenses Brigadier     garding other nationalities.
                 har mosque, which cost about 124,000, American
                 dollars and moodhi Saud Al-Zabin mosque, which

                                                                                                                                                                                          MGRP aims to support young
                 cost around $164,000.
                      Al-hamad told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
                 that the inauguration of the projects came in har-
                 mony with cooperation protocols signed by Egypt
                 and Kuwait and as part of the Gulf state’s humani-
                                                                                                                                                                                          entrepreneurs, ‘balance’ in labor market
                 tarian role in the region.
                      it also reflects the intimacy between the people                                                                                                                        KUWAIT: The manpower and Gov-             led the aspects related to achieving this
                 of the two countries, he said.                                                                                                                                           ernment restructuring Program (mGrP)          goal and the efforts exerted by each par-
                      Kuwait is keen on establishing charitable and                                                                                                                       held a meeting on Thursday with State         ticipating body for coordinating their ac-
                 governmental projects around the world, especial-                                                                                                                        bodies for discussing how to lend sup-        tions and preventing dichotomy and rep-
                 ly in Egypt, he pointed out.                                                                                                                                             port to the small projects implemented        etition with the aim of sparing time and
                      he praised the efforts of the Kuwaiti office of                                                                                                                     by the Kuwaiti youth. Acting Secretary        money.
                 charitable projects, which is a subsidiary of Ku-                                                                                                                        General of the mGrP fawzi Al-majdali               Al-majdali said that the main goal be-
                 wait’s Zakat house.                                                                                                                                                      said in a press statement following his       hind this meeting is to create a balance
                      On his part, director of the office ismail Al-                                                                                                                      meeting with the delegates of the Kuwait      in the Kuwaiti labor market in the field
                 Kandiri said that other Kuwaiti projects will be in-                                                                                                                     Small Projects Development company            of the small projects, bring the dreams
                 augurated soon in other Egyptian governorates.                                                                                                                           (KSPDc), the Public Authority for indus-      of the Kuwaiti youth into being and pro-
                      Such projects boost the Kuwaiti-Egyptian rela-                                                                                                                      try (PAi), the industrial Bank of Kuwait      vide better job opportunities for youth in
                 tions, he emphasized.                                   The Kuwaiti ambassador to Egypt Dr. Rasheed Al-Hamad inaugurating of the Abdullah Mohammad
                                                                                                                                                                                          (KSc), the Kuwait’s Public Authority for      the country. he went on to say that par-
                      meanwhile, Zakat house’s Deputy Director           Al-Bahar Mosque, Thursday March 11, 2010. (KUNA)
                                                                                                                                                                                          Applied Education and Training (PAAET)        ticipants discussed, according to their re-
                 for Social Services Khalid Al-husaini said that the                                                                                                                      and the Kuwait University (KU) that the       spective fields, some proposals that aim at
                 two new projects were among many Kuwaiti chari-         mosques, religious institutions, orphanages, hospi-         The inauguration of the two projects was at-         mGrP seeks to achieve the dreams of           boosting cooperation in the field of subsi-
                 table projects in Egypt.                                tals, and schools, he said.                              tended by Egypt’s Awqaf Undersecretary moham-           the Kuwaiti youth in owning and running       dizing the small projects along with send-
                      Since its establishment some 20 years ago, the         The projects are executed in cooperation with        mad mustafa hamza and Deputy Governor of Al-            their own small projects.                     ing them to the mGrP to distribute them
                 office executed about 2,000 projects including          the Egyptian Awqaf ministry, he noted.                   Sharqiyah major General Ahmad fouzi. -KUNA                  he also noted that the meeting tack-      to various concerned bodies. -KUNA

Kuwait sets up ‘distinguished
pavilion’ in Cairo International Fair
                     CAIRO: Kuwait is participating in the 43rd cairo        pate in Arab and international fairs, especially cif, and
                 international fair (cif), which kicked off Thursday. The    this is why it made sure to have its 360-square-meter
                 Kuwaiti ministry of commerce set up a “distinguished        pavilion located at the front side of the fair ground.
                 pavilion” to showcase industrial products of 21 Ku-             The pavilion showcases various industrial products
                 waiti companies.                                            such as soap, garments, food and chemical products.
                     The Kuwaiti participation in cif reflects an increas-       Egyptian minister of Trade and industry rachid
                 ing awareness of the event’s significance, especially at    mohammad rachid inaugurated cif Thursday.
                 an economic level, Kuwait’s Ambassador to Egypt Dr.             cif is a multi-sector event and is the largest busi-
                 rashid Al-hamad told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)              ness-to-business and business-to-consumer trade gala
                 after inaugurating the pavilion.                            in the middle East and North Africa, targeting ev-
                     he noted that items displayed illustrated noticeable    ery major manufacturer, wholesaler, and supplier of
                 development of Kuwaiti products, which have been up-        products and services, with this edition’s theme being
                 graded in terms of quantity and quality.                    “Egypt: Enhancing integration foe Development.”
                     On his part, pavilion director mohammad Al-mu-              The fair will last until march 22 and is organized by
                 zayen told KUNA that Kuwait is always keen to partici-      Egypt Expo and convention Authority. -KUNA

                                                                                                                                               An exhibition of Kuwaiti products in Bosnia on Thursday, March 11, 2010. The exhibition was attended by the Under-
                                                                                                                                               secretary of the Bosnian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Adham Bachic and the Kuwaiti delegation. (KUNA)

                                                                                                                                           Fourth round of
                                                                                                                                           Kuwait Championship begins today
                                                                                                                                               KUWAIT: The fourth round of Kuwait race championship              tive preparations.
                                                                                                                                           for buggies organized by Kuwait cars and motorcycles Sporting             The chairman of Kuwait cars and motorcycles Sporting
The pavilion                                                                                                                               club will be launched today at the Jaber Al-Ahmad internation-        club, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Dawoud Al-Sabah has lauded great ef-
set up by                                                                                                                                  al racing Track in Al-farwaniya governorate. A group of Kuwaiti       forts of the organizing committees to succeed in this event, es-
the Kuwaiti                                                                                                                                champions will participate in this race and their vehicles will be    pecially after the great success achieved by Kuwait international
Ministry of                                                                                                                                classified according to the size of their engines, namely stock,      rally, which was organized by the club last week.
Commerce at                                                                                                                                super stock, four strokes, 4mm and 7mm.                                   Sheikh Ahmad remarked that “a happy surprise” will be
the 43rd Cairo                                                                                                                                 The technical committee in charge of supervising the race         awaiting fans and audience attending the championship; he dis-
International                                                                                                                              has completed all required preparations to ensure that the new        closed that this surprise is one of the feats of car racing sport in
Fair on Thurs-                                                                                                                             racing track matches the approved international safety standards      Kuwait. he explained that the club is keen on attracting fans of
day, March                                                                                                                                 and specifications, which are required by the international fed-      this sport in order to keep them away from performing on main
11, 2010.                                                                                                                                  eration for motorcycles. The three previous rounds were held          streets, which endangers their lives and risks the lives of others.
(KUNA)                                                                                                                                     successfully and fulfilled all required technical and administra-     -KUNA

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