Kuwait Times Labeed Abdal column
Jan 06, 2013 (Kuwait Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
The "rainy and cold" winter in Kuwait, which is coming from the north east of the Mediterranean sea and caused not just a sharp drop in the temperature but also led to unexpected floods which complicated the problems, has underlined the need for all concerned parties to come up with well worked out plans to overcome these difficulties.
Such unexpected incidents, which caused loss of lives due to street accidents, should be a warning for the teams in the Ministry of Public Works to make a long term plan about better maintenance of the old and dilapidated drainage system. We must put safety on the list of our priorities for the sake of thousands of citizens and expats living in Kuwait.
The existing drainage network needs to be renovated since it is past its expiry date. Moreover, Kuwait must speed up its development plan budgeted with KD 145 billion and start new projects for new cities which are to be built from scratch.
That way we will be able to enjoy a more modern and safer Kuwait. We do have local and foreign investors who can build and rebuild new drainage networks and make new rail and underground networks, too. Without any doubt, public decisions and actions must shift towards acting in the interest of public safety, instead of remaining in a reactive mode and kicking in only when a tragedy occurs.
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