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Saturday, 20 July 2024 2.34 AM IST

Kuwait to implement strict building regulations following fatal fire, officials pledge support for victims


KUWAIT CITY: The Kuwait government is preparing to take strict measures to prevent such tragedies from recurring. A new law will be introduced within two weeks to prevent building violations. The Act will include confiscation of buildings in violation without warning. Strict checks were started in the country yesterday.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Fahd Youssef Saud Al-Sabah is leading the inspection campaign.

Public Works Minister Dr. Nora along with a team consisting of Sheikh Fahad Yusuf conducted inspections in Mangaf, Al-Mahbala, Khaitan and Jilib Al-Shuyukh areas. Officials from the Ministry of Interior, Kuwait Municipality, Fire Force, Electricity, Water and Manpower Department are also part of the inspection.

Strict action will be taken against building and labour owners found violating the law. Workers in unsafe buildings will be evacuated immediately.

Better treatment will be ensured

Kuwait Emir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmed Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and others expressed their condolences. Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Abdullah Al-Yahya, Foreign Minister S. Called Jaishankar and assured support. He clarified that the injured will be given the best treatment and steps will be taken to bring the dead bodies home immediately.

External Affairs Minister Kirtivardhan Singh, who arrived in Kuwait yesterday, held talks with Yahya and Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Fahad Yousaf. Visited the injured. Countries like UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar expressed grief over the tragedy.

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