Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Kuwait plans to launch 82 mega projects - SCPD chief  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 12/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) This year's development plan involves 82 major projects, five public shareholding businesses and 10 BOT-based enterprises, and governmental allocations for development projects for 2013-14 and 2014-15 hit KD 10.2 billion (USD 36.2 billion), a senior development official said here on Sunday.

Such development projects would undoubtedly spur and stimulate the country's national economy to include wider aspects like housing, education, health, airports and harbors, in addition to oil and infrastructure projects, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (SCPD) Adel Al-Wugayan addressed the 12th conference on the role of the private sector in development and infrastructure projects held here today.

The targeted development projects are part of the State's drive to diversify national income sources by means of promoting the private sector's investments and boosting the competitive edge of other sectors, Al-Wugayan said in a speech on behalf of Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Hind Al-Sabeeh.

The SCPD will deliver soon its 2015-16/2019-20 second medium-term development plan to involved state agencies and bodies, he said, adding that the SCPD has put into consideration obstacles that impeded the previous development blueprint, mainly red-tape.

The government and the SCPD are seriously working together in order to realize tangible development steps while taking into account other countries' successful experiments in this regard, Al-Wugayan added.

He pointed to several steps taken to encourage the private sector's development such as the privatization of existing governmental activities and the stimulation of partnership between both public and private sectors.

On his part, the head of the organizing committee, Abdullatif Al-Abdulrazzaq, said the two-day conference will primarily tackle how to encourage the private sector to get involved in public development projects, chiefly infrastructure ones.

But, he emphasized that the government should devise a holistic and unequivocal development blueprint based on specific development requirements targeting national interests and future goals.

To outline Kuwait's future strategic vision, the government should harness efforts and utilize executive tools and mechanisms to work out an annual plan and development programs and invite the private sector to help in the fulfillment of this strategic vision, he pointed out.

 






  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 20 2014 - UAE's Nakheel to repay all its USD2.15 billion debt to banksMENAFN
(MENAFN) Nakheel, the Dubai property developer, is planning to repay all of its bank debt amounting to USD2.15 billion as much as four years ahead of schedule, The Peninsula Qatar reported.The ...

 Aug 20 2014 - ASCOM geology picked to work on Suez projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) Egypt's ASCOM Geology and Mining Company has been chosen to work on a multi-billion dollar project which will expand the Suez Canal by building a new canal next to the original one, Gulf ...

 Aug 20 2014 - UAE'S Al Madina signs settlement deal for debtsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Al Madina for Finance and Investment announced it has signed a settlement deal to pays its debt to Global Investment House, Gulf News reported.The settlement deal states that Al Madina will ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Dubai property giant repays debt four years earlyAFP
(MENAFN - AFP) Nakheel, the real estate giant at the heart of Dubai's financial crisis, confirmed Wednesday that it would repay all of its 7.9 billion dirhams ($2.15 billion) bank debt almost four ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Ex-minister in India refutes love child claimKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A former federal minister has denied the allegation made by a 47-year-old Gujarat-based widow that he had tied the knot with her in 2005 and is the father of her 19-year-old ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Intensive exhaustive household survey stalls TelanganaKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Nearly 400000 government employees teachers and student volunteers began the house-to-house survey at 7am in the city and at 8am in other parts of the state ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Surviving a typhoon in Leyte and rebuilding livesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Its not yet a year since the worlds most devastating storm reached landfall and while aid workers began pulling out last month recovery efforts are far from over.It has been ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Pakistan army urges talks as protesters await political showdownKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Imran Khan the former cricket star and now chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) and preacher Tahir Ul Qadri have led days of protests demanding the resignation of ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies of kidney failureKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Iyengar started his yoga school in 1973 in the western city of Pune developing a unique form of the practice that he said anyone could follow.BKS Iyengar the yoga guru who ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Japanese 111-year-old becomes oldest manKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Sakari Momoi a former high school principal who was born on February 5 1903 received a certificate from Guinness World Records confirming the ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help