Spotlight on $200bn Kuwait projects
Kuwait, November 28, 2010
Opportunities in Kuwait’s $200 billion projects market will be in the spotlight at a three-day conference opening tomorrow (November 29)
The conference, hosted by Meed, will run until December 1 at the JW Marriott Hotel.
The opening day will focus on the National Plan, the oil and gas sector and water projects. Day two will be dedicated to mega-infrastructure and real estate projects, while the third day has been set aside for the PPP focused masterclass.
A keynote speaker at the conference, Farouk Al Zanki, chief executive officer of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), said: “Kuwait’s economy is supported by a commitment to long-term economic diversification through sustained investments in various sectors. The country boasts one of the most buoyant projects market in the region, with plenty of opportunities. These opportunities will be the main focus of the conference.”
Al Zanki will use his address at the conference to update delegates on KPC’s achievements, current projects and future plans.
Other keynote speakers addressing the 6th annual Kuwait Projects Conference include Eng Abdulaziz Al Kulaib, undersecretary, Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait, who will be showcasing the mega-projects being planned and executed by the Ministry of Public Works; and Shaikha Al Bahar, National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), who will speak about successfully delivering mega-projects in Kuwait in line with the 2035 vision.
NBK, the leading banking institution in Kuwait, is the strategic partner of the event. KPC is the supporting partner. The event’s primary focus will be on those sectors identified as presenting the best commercial opportunities.
Other confirmed speakers addressing vital sector issues include: Sami Al Rushaid, chairman and managing director, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC); Eng Mohammad Boshehri, director of planning and follow-up for power station projects, Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait; Dr Hashem Al Tabtabaei, technical team leader, Partnership Technical Bureau (PTB), Ministry of Finance, Kuwait; Tarek Sultan, chairman and managing director, Agility; Anas A Kassem, general manager (Kuwait) and director of transportation (Middle East), Parsons Brinckerhoff; Nezar Al-Sayegh, assistant manager for Transport Master Plan Department, Kuwait Municipality; Dr Rana Al-Fares, director – Kuwait University Construction Programme, Kuwait University; Dr Dalal Alwadaani, director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait; Eng Mahdy Al Dhakheel, director of projects department – Kuwait International Airport, Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA). – TradeArabia News Service