Kuwait Municipality cancelled decision to allocate a site to establish the Great Zoo in the Jahra Governorate.
29 December 2022, 12:00 AM
31 January 2023, 12:00 AM
Kuwait Municipality has agreed to cancel the decision of the Municipal Council issued on July 11, 2011 to allocate a site for the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources to establish the Great Zoo in the Jahra Governorate, on 1.4 million square meters west of the Sixth Ring Road.
This will be re-allocated for the interest of the Public Authority for Social Security to establish an educational and entertainment project in implementation of the decision of the Council of Ministers, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The Director-General of the municipality, Eng Ahmed Al- Manfouhi, in a report he referred to the head of the Municipal Council, said that the Municipality stipulated that the structural plan of the project be submitted to the plan concerned department for study and approval, and that coordination be made with the Ministry of Electricity and Water regarding groundwater sites before implementation, according to the following activities and ratios — Wildlife (zoo) the exploitation rate is 58 percent, commercial activity 12 percent, recreational activity 20 percent and resorts (hotels) 10 percent.
Eng Al-Manfouhi explained that the Cabinet’s decision included the following components — An animal shelter, educational and cultural centers, a zoo, commercial activity/restaurants/a resort/hotel, a water park, rock climbing, horse riding, botanical gardens, theaters, spaces for golf education and bicycle riding.
He said that the Fatwa and Legislation Department stated it is acceptable to end the allocation of the plot of land in question for public benefit and to include it within the state’s private property through a decision issued by the Municipal Council, which includes canceling its previous decision to allocate it to the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources, and to re-allocate it to the Ministry of Finance as one of the private properties of the state.