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Kuwait mulls legal action over sports stadium fiasco
April 12, 2014, 4:10 pm

Kuwait is mulling legal action over possible negligence related to the execution of plans to build a major sports stadium in the Gulf state.

Kuwait's cabinet has asked its Fatwa and Legislation Department to send a report on the problems that have marred the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium project to the Public Prosecution for investigation.

Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium was completed in 2009 and has a capacity of 65,000. It was expected to open in second quarter of 2010, but the building failed structural-integrity testing and remains closed.

The move was decided during the cabinet's weekly meeting held at Sief Palace which was chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

It came following a briefing by Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Humoud Al-Sabah.

A report was presented on the contracting, designing and execution procedures and the reasons for the delay in the project, the minister said in comments published by Kuwait News Agency.

The Public Prosecution will examine possible "negligence, remissness and laxness to bring anyone found guilty to accountability", he added.

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