Kuwait to turn municipal building into museum

The current Municipal Council building would be turned into a museum under the umbrella of the National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters, said Chairman Osama Al-Otaibi Monday.

After relocating to a new one, the old building would be preserved due to its historic significance, Al-Otaibi told a press conference. In this vein, it is worth mentioning that the current building had housed the first National Assembly session in Kuwait’s modern history, back in 1963 and continued to be so until 1992.

However, the Council had approved a number of proposals during the last term, including one that allows holding festivities and fairs, as well as other related commercial activities at Safat Square, in addition to allocating a 30,000m permanent location for the Public Authority For Food and Nutrition at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate, he pointed out. On his part, Council Secretary General Bader Al-Rifaee told the press conference that the new and modern municipal building is 95 percent finished and would be located in Qibla, Kuwait City, on a 77,600m area.