Entrepreneurs, ministers discuss proposals to materialize new Kuwait vision

A coterie of Kuwaiti entrepreneurs have presented to ministers and state officials a variety of proposals to turn Kuwait Vision 2035 into a reality on the ground. The entrepreneurs and the ministers thoroughly deliberated the initiatives in a meeting held Sunday at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

Entrepreneur Dr. Manar Al-Jazaf presented an initiative for improving school food to help cut the rising obesity rates among students. Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Hamid Al-Azmi welcomed her initiative and pointed out that the ministry has formed a special committee with the Kuwait Flour Mills & Bakeries Company to provide healthy food for school students.

Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah stressed the need for promoting a healthy diet and lifestyles among school students. He noted that there was a proposal from the Council of Ministers of Health of the GCC countries to add a full hour of sport practicing to
the school day to achieve this goal.

Entrepreneur Abdulrahman Al-Duaij presented an initiative about managing risks in small projects. Al-Duaij argued that his idea would help increase job opportunities in Kuwait, rationalize funds, encourage investment and manage risks for all SME financing entities.

Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan stressed the importance of the idea of risk management in small and medium-sized enterprises, adding that the Credit Information Exchange Act had been approved and it would help reduce risks and boost economic growth.

Hamad Khalaf introduced a proposal for privatizing the management of medical facilities to solve the problem of overcrowded hospitals and primary care centers and reduce the budget of overseas treatment.

Health Minister Sheikh Bassil Al-Sabah said the initiative was in line with the government’s vision of strengthening health care system in the country.

Abdul Aziz Al-Lughani presented initiative about “governance in boards of government bodies” and Dr. Zahra Al-Ali presented an initiative on using drones to monitor Kuwait’s natural reserves. Entrepreneur Ahmed Nabil proposed the creation of new mechanism to provide job opportunities for talented Kuwaitis and Minister of Education, Dr. Hamid Al-Azmi said a ministerial decree had been taken in this regard.