(MENAFN - Arab Times) Final arrangements and preparations for a conference on the private sector's role in national development and infrastructure are underway, the chairman of the organizing committee said here Saturday.
Diverse committees have been preparing for the new session of the conference for a year now in order to ensure a clear view with regard to participants, subjects and issues to be discussed, Jarrah Al-Saleh said in a press statement.
The 10th conference, which will kick-start on January 15, enjoys unprecedented support on the part of major companies and the private sector, he added.
The two-day gathering is sponsored by Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Planning and Development Amani Bouresly.
He hailed the minister's eagerness to closely monitor all preparatory procedures for the conference, and to wipe out any looming obstacles.
The private sector's role in national development and partnership between the government and private sector will be key issues on the agenda of the gathering, he pointed out.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has formed a taskforce that will work to develop tourism in Kuwait over a two-month period.
The team will raise proposals and procedures required to raise the standard of tourism in the country, in preparation for a comprehensive law that supports the sector, Minister Amani Bouresly told KUNA.
The ministry looks to focus on this sector as it looks to implement the nationwide development plan. Increased tourism in the country will also open the doors for further job opportunities for locals, the minister added.
The team will complete a report on the classification of hotels and resorts, set standards for primary tourist sites, determine sales and marketing priorities and look to developing current products and offers.