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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ARAB TIMES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
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                                                                                                                              Employees distribute relief goods to 5,000 families in remote areas

Agility launches mass scale flood relief drive in Pakistan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: Agility is support-            perature sensitive cargo in Peshawar               salary while an online donation campaign set
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ing relief operations as a member of the            ■ Dedicated transportation to carry relief goods   up by Agility has enabled employees across
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 United Nations’ logistics cluster initiative,       to the consolidation points in Sukkur, Sindh       the globe to donate. Funds collected will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 which is made up of UN agencies, interna-           ■ Operations, logistics and technical staff to     donated to the International Medical Corps.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tional NGOs and private-sector partner com-         manage overall relief efforts, warehousing         Agility will match the employees’ donations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 panies.                                             and handling of containers and trucks              to further support the victims of the country’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Agility deploys employees as part of the            Agility employees in Pakistan have              worst-ever natural disaster.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 initiative’s Logistics Emergency Teams              launched a mass scale flood relief cam-               Agility has launched or taken part in more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (LETs), which set-up supply chains for relief       paign, distributing thousands of dry food          than 418 community projects in 57 countries,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 operations. The company provides free, on-          packages and other relief goods to 5,000           reaching over 500,000 people with some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the-ground logistics expertise in areas struck      families in remote areas in and around             form of help. More than 5,000 employees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 by natural disasters and conflict.                  Sukkur and Khairpur. Employees in the              volunteer each year to get involved in their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In Pakistan, Agility has donated:                Agility Qatar offices also launched a dona-        communities. Agility’s corporate grant pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ■ Warehousing facilities to the UN cluster in       tion drive to collect clothes, blankets and        gram allows them to get corporate funding for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Multan to support relief activities in the          canned food items which will be sent to            projects that are meaningful to them. Agility
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Punjab zone. Stored items are mostly flour,         Pakistan through Fanar Center, a non-profit        Pakistan’s relief effort is the company’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 high-energy biscuits and cooking oil                organization.                                      twentieth disaster response operation since
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ■ Specialized refrigerated containers for tem-         Employees in Pakistan donated a day’s           2006.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Firms behind distribution of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ‘spoilt meat’ to face action
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ‘Don’t receive food products without health license’

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 KUWAIT CITY, Aug
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 26: Kuwait Municipality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 will soon take the neces-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sary measures against
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the companies behind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the distribution of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 large quantity of spoilt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 meat and chicken in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 local market, reports Al-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rai daily quoting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mohammad Al-Otaibi,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 an official from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Imported Food Depart-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Al-Otaibi confirmed the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Municipality inspectors in vari-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ous governorates have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 instructed to immediately with-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 draw the spoilt meat and chick-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 en from the stores. He said a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 circular will be issued soon to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Cooperative Societies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Union, cooperatives, food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 shops and markets, instructing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 them not to receive any food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 product without a health license
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 confirming that it is suitable for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 human consumption.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Calling on the companies to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 strictly abide by the food safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 regulations, Al-Otaibi explained
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the imported food items are usu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ally stored in the merchants’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 warehouses and then samples are
                                                    Top and above: some photos from the relief goods distribution campaign.                                                                                                      taken from these products for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 examination at the laboratories of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Ministry of Health to ensure
                                                   Ministry of Defence pledges aid to flood victims                                                                                                                              that they are safe for human con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sumption prior to their distribu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tion to the local market. He

Kuwait distributes relief goods in Pakistan                                                                                                                                                                                      warned the Municipality will not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tolerate anyone who jeopardizes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 public health.
ISLAMABAD, Aug 26, (KUNA): A                                                 families,” said Khalid Al-Qais, the head of                               hour of need. He said that more relief aid is
Kuwaiti team on Thursday distributed                                         KRCS delegation and Assistant Director of                                 arriving soon and medicines would also be
relief goods among nine thousand flood                                       Disaster Management, while talking to                                     distributed among the affected.                                           Website slams
stricken people of Pakistan and assured the                                  KUNA.                                                                        Meanwhile, First Deputy Prime Minister
victims of continuous help and assistance.                                      He said that more planes carrying relief                               and Defence Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-                                     Tabtabaei over
   A total of nine trucks carrying relief                                    goods are coming within next couple of                                    Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has made
goods, including food packages, tents and                                    days to be distributed among the victims.                                 directions for the ministry to prepare and                                Iran comments
other necessary items, were taken to eastern                                 Describing the situation, Khalid said that                                dispatch humanitarian aid to victims of the
Multan city, where the stranded people have                                  the “situation is too bad, the infrastructure                             flood disaster in Pakistan.                                               KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: An                                                                                              Photos by Abdel Mohsen Abdallah
been given refuge in several relief camps.                                   has been badly damaged and there is great                                    Cargo planes made way for Pakistan                                     Iranian website ‘Iran Era,’respond-                        Top and above: some of the patients at the different hospitals.
   A team comprising members of Kuwait                                       difficulty in transporting relief goods to the                            Thursday morning from Abdullah Al-                                        ed to MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 comments about the Bushehr
Red Crescent Society (KRCS), Kuwait                                          victims.” However, he added, “the people                                  Mubarak air base, packed with aid pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 nuclear station and indicated that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             10 Iraqi patients to be treated in Kuwait
Ambassador to Islamabad Nawaf Al-Enzei                                       are brave. They are fasting and, in tandem,                               pared by the ministry.
and other officials of the embassy distrib-                                  fighting this natural calamity with great                                    The trip is the first pledged by the                                   the lawmaker didn’t have creden-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tials to talk about a nuclear project,   Some 10 people from Iraq accompanied by                 seven of them were taken to Jahra Hospital,
uted relief goods among the victims.                                         courage.” Khalid assured the affected peo-                                Kuwait Ministry of Defence, in coordina-                                                                           eight relatives have arrived in Kuwait to receive       with the remaining three taken to Al-Sabah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 reports Al-Rai daily.
   “We have distributed relief goods and                                     ple of continuous support of the people and                               tion with the Kuwait Red Crescent and a                                      Al-Tabtabaei had earlier issued a     specialised treatment upon an initiative by His         Hospital.
tents among at least nine thousand affected                                  the government of Kuwait in this critical                                 local charity.                                                            statement in which he said Iranian       Highness the Amir, a Ministry of Health official          Their injuries vary from broken bones, to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 expertise in the nuclear field was       revealed on Thursday.                                   burns to deep cuts, he said, adding that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 limited and that its equipment was         The      Ministry   of    Health     Assistant        patients will be handled with full medical care
Council meets to change policies it framed for Bedouns                                                                                                                                                                           unreliable. He also stated that inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 national sanctions and Iranian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Undersecretary for Technical Affairs, Dr. Khaled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Al-Sahlawy told KUNA that 10 ambulances
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          were prepared to transport the patients, adding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  until they fully recover.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The injured are said to be victims of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  recent explosions in Basra. (KUNA)
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: The Supreme                                             a newspaper to gauge people’s and the law-                                   During the recent meeting, the council                                 political leaders’ rushing in this
Council for Planning held a lengthy meet-                                    makers’ response to it. Since, the feedback                               decided to grant citizenship to 1,200 peo-                                matter create a dangerous environ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ment and that if any serious acci-
ing to change the policies it framed for                                     was negative, the council decided to study                                ple whose files are complete by the end of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 dent or leakage takes place, people           Road project to facilitate transport of passengers, goods
Bedouns following the harsh parliamentary                                    another approach.                                                         this year, said the source. As for civil                                  in Kuwait will be first affected.
attack it faced, reports Al-Shahed weekly.                                      According to the source, the council did                               rights, the source said, those included in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kuwait inks KD 4m loan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The website in an article
   A source said the council prepared a                                      not focus on naturalization in the study,                                 the 1965 census will be given priority and                                directly addressed to Al-
study on the mechanism to solve the                                          rather it said those deserving citizenship                                will enjoy these rights until their files are                             Tabtabaei asked “Since when did
Bedoun problem and purposely leaked it to                                    will be granted civil rights.                                             completed.                                                                you become an expert?” It then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 said the lawmaker lacks knowl-

          Kuwait Today
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 edge about history and geogra-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 phy because he used the term
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ‘Arabian Gulf,’ which, according
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to Iran Era has no meaning at all.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          agreement with Zambia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The article further stated that       KUWAIT, Aug 26, (KUNA): A loan agreement                shoulders each about 2.5 meter.
                    Prayer Timings                                                                                                                                               deaths                                          Bushehr nuclear station was              was signed today in Lusaka between the                     Total cost of the project is estimated at about
Fajr ................................................................04:00                                                                                                                                                       launched under the supervision           Republic of Zambia and Kuwait Fund for Arab             KD 16.79 million, equivalent to about $57
Sun Rise........................................................05:22        Bebe Ahmad Abdullah Al-Yasin, 54 years old, buried on Thursday. Condolences : ( Men) Yarmouk, Block                                                 and        regulation      of     the
Dohr...............................................................11:50     4, St 3, Avenue 5, House 1, Tel: 99786362-66897979, (Women) Qortuba, Block 4, St 1, Avenue 12, House                                                                                         Economic Development whereby the fund will              million, of which the equivalent of about KD
Asr .................................................................03:24   24, Tel: 94988113-25335558. Fatima Mohammad Abbas, 77 years old, widow of Mohmmad Hasan                                                             International Atomic Energy              make a loan of Kuwaiti dinars four million              13.04, representing 78 percent of total cost,
Maghreb ........................................................06:16        Abdullah Al-Awadi, buried on Thursday. Condolences: (Men) Daiya, Diwan Al-Awadi, Tel: 97220033,                                                     Agency (IAEA). “If proper spec-
Isha................................................................07:36    (Women) Surra, Block 2, St 4, House 13, Tel: 25332456. Hadi Owaida Al-Awaad Al-Ajmi, 71 years old,                                                  ifications and technical standards       (equivalent to about $13.6 million) to assist in        would be in foreign exchange.
                           Weather                                           buried on Thursday. Condolences: Sabahiya, Block 1, St 16, House 72, Opp Fahaheel Motorway, Tel:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 were not met, it would not be            financing costs of Kalabo-Sikongo Road                     The loan of KD four million to be provided
                                                                             66685767-66289993. Mejbil Safak Fahad Al-Mutairi, 73 years old, buried on Thursday. Condolences:
Expected weather for the next 24 hours:                                      (Men) Ardiya, Block 1, St 3, House 19, Tel: 66216016, (Women) Ardiya, Block 1, St 4, House 35, Tel:                                                 allowed to operate. Hence, there         Project.                                                by the Kuwait fund would cover about 24 per-
By night: Humid weather especially over coastal                              66337788. Ibrahim Ahmad Husein Al-Shamali, 50 years old, buried on Thursday. Condolences: (Men)                                                     is no base for worries being               According to the KFAED website, the loan              cent of the total cost. In addition to the Kuwait
areas with light to moderate southerly to SE’ly                              Salmiya, Al-Huseiniya Al-Haidariya, (Al-Bahrani) Amman St, Tel: 99685958, (Women) Salwa, Block 1,                                                                                            agreement was signed on behalf of the                   fund, the project would also be financed by
wind with speed of 08-28 km/h with a chance for                              Abdul Rahman Al-Ghafiqi St House 52, Tel: 99334600. Mubarak Ashour Mabrouk, 72 years old, buried
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 expressed by some people.”
fog forming at night.                                                        on Thursday. Condolences: Ardiya, Block 6, St 1, Avenue 1, House 25, Tel: 99099947-66050889 . Munira                                                   “For the information of Al-           Republic of Zambia by Sitombeko Musso                   the Saudi fund for development with a loan of
By day: Humid weather especially over coastal                                Eid Khalifa Al-Atmaish, 64 years old, widow of Faleh Thaher Al-Suwain, buried on Thursday.                                                          Tabtabaei, we want to clarify that       Kotoani — Minister of Finance and National              about $12 million, the Arab Bank for
areas with light to moderate freshening gradually                            Condolences: (Men) Rumaithiya, Block 8, Hasan Al-Bana St, Avenue 82, House 11, Tel: 55998733.                                                       even if Bushehr is only 240 kilome-
SE’ly to southerly wind with speed of 15-40 km/h.                            Mohammad Abdullah Al-Bedaiwi, 74 years old, buried on Thursday. Condolences: (Men) Khaldiya,                                                                                                 Development and on behalf of the fund by Mr.            Development in Africa (BADEA) with a loan
                                                                             Block 4, Khaldiya St House 83, Diwan Al-Saqer, Tel: 24811140, (Women) Shamiya, Block 1, Mamoun St                                                   ters away from Kuwait, it is still an    Hesham Al-Waqayan, Deputy Director-                     of about $10 million, and the OPEC fund for
                     Kuwait Weather                                          House 23, Tel: 24848021. Mohammad Abdul Muhsen Al-Zamil, buried on Thursday. Condolences:                                                           Iranian city. If any problem occurs,
Station                                        Max                 Min       (Men) Salam, Block 6, St 611, House 32, Tel: 99006001-99884492, (Women) Qortuba, Block 3, St 1,                                                     Iranians will be the first people to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          General.                                                Development with a loan of about $10 mil-
                                               Rec                 Exp       Avenue 3, House 49, Tel: 25359131. Jamaan Hamed Deyab Al-Berais, 66 years old, buried on Thursday.                                                                                             The project aims at facilitating the transport        lion.
Kuwait City                                              43         35       Condolences: Sabah Al-Nasser, Block 1, St 28, House 17, Tel: 66651964.                                                                              suffer before anyone else,” it said,
Kuwait Airport                                           45         32                                                                                                                                                           adding Al-Tabtabaei was speaking         of passengers and goods in the western                     The implementation of the project is expect-
Nuwaiseeb                                                41         31
                                                                                                                                                                             Aug 26, 2010                                        as if Iran established a nuclear sta-    province of the country by constructing a road,         ed to start in the middle of 2010 and to be com-
Wafra                                                    45         31
Salmi                                                    47         30                                                                                                                                                           tion outside its borders.                which is accessible for road transport in all           pleted during 2014.
Abdaly                                                   49         26       Umm Al-Maradem           37       34      -         4ft           NW      Min temp ............................................................29      The website also accused the          seasons including winters, with a view to                  The Kuwait fund loan is provided with a
Jalaliyah                                                47         30                                                                                                                                                           lawmaker of constantly opposing
Failaka                                                  42         32
                                                                             Sea island buoy          37       35     35         4ft           NW      Max Rh............................................................65%                                              enhancing the economic development of this              term of 24 years, including a 4-year grace
                                                                             Salmiyah                 41       35      -         4ft           NW      Min Rh.............................................................05%    Iran.
Ahmadi Port                                              39         36       Julaia Port              39       34      -         4ft           NW      Max Wind ...............................................S 28 km/h                                                  region.                                                 period, and will be amortized in 40 semi-
Umm Al-Maradem                                           37         34                                                                                 Total Rainfall in 24 hr ...............................0.00 mm               In another development, MP              The project will also enhance connectivity            annual installments, with interest at the
Warba-Bubiyan                                            38         30                  Tide times at Shuwaikh Port                                                                                                              Dr Waleed Al-Tabtabaei on
                                                                             1st high tide:..................................................01:30         Recorded yesterday at South Dolphin                                                                            with Angola.                                            annual rate of two percent, in addition to a
                     Marine Forecast                                                                                                                                                                                             Wednesday refuted a report pub-
Station                  Max      Min       Sea        Todays
                                                                             2nd high tide:.................................................13:15      Min/Max/ Air Temp .....................................35/40 C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 lished in a local newspaper on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The project consists of the construction of a         loan administration charge at 0.5 percent
                                                                             1st low tide: ...................................................19:30    Min/Max Rel Hum ......................................22/76%
                         Exp      Rec       Surf        Waves                2nd low tide: ..................................................07:30     Wind Direction/Wind Speed ..................S/30 km/h                     the alleged plan of the judicial         single carriage way bituminous road between             annually.
                                                   Height Direction          Sunrise: .........................................................05:22   Prev Wave Dir/Max Wave Ht.........................N/2 ft                                                           Kalabo-Sikongo-Angola Border in the western                With the extension of this loan, the Kuwait
South Dolphin             40        35    35         4ft       NW            Sunset: ..........................................................18:17   Min/Max Sea Surface Temp .......................34/35C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 authority to file a lawsuit against
Ahmadi L/V                35        34    35         4ft       NW                                                                                      Sea Current ...........................................Up welling         him for insulting the authority          province of the Republic of Zambia, with a              fund would have provided the Republic of
Beacon M28                37        35    35         4ft       NW               Recorded yesterday at Kuwait Airport                                                                                                             and raising doubts on its integri-       total length of about 85 kilometers of a pave-          Zambia with 3 loans, totaling about KD 8.44
                                                                                                                                                       — Directorate General of Civil Aviation,
Beacon N6                 39        32     -         4ft       NW            Max temp ...........................................................50    Meteorological Dept.                                                      ty, reports Al-Rai daily.                ment width of about 6.5 meter and gravel                million, equivalent to about $28.7 million.