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
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