Today in Kuwait’s History

1997 — First Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issues a decree to establish a free trade zone at Shuwaikh port.

2002 — The first heart surgery of its kind in the Middle East is conducted to open heart arteries with laser technique for a 60-year-old woman at the Chest Diseases Hospital.

2003 — Information Ministry grants permits for private radio channels.

2003 — Late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issues an Amiri decree appointing Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a Prime Minister and nominates him to form a cabinet.

2005 — Deputy Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issues a law waiving overdue water and electricity bills on citizens.

2010 — KFAED grants Gambia KD four million (nearly USD 14 million) to help finance Gambia University project.

2011 — Kuwait’s Health Ministry signs in Berlin with its German counterpart a cooperation agreement in various medical spheres.

2011 — His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah launches the national campaign for the protection of environment (Senyar 5).

2017 — KFAED signs a loan agreement with the Maldieves worth KD 3.6 million (USD 12.2 million) for financing the eastern coast proection project.

Source: Kuwait News Agency