Kuwait has announced its 2040 masterplan, as it looks to lay out a vision for urban, economic, social, and environmental policies in the country.
The Fourth Kuwait Master Plan 2040, was approved by the cabinet in its weekly meeting and identifies development goals for the coming years, said a government minister.
Minister of State for Municipal Affairs and Minister of State for Communication Affairs Fahad Al-Shuala revealed that the masterplan would focus on the use of land for private housing, investments as well as commercial and industrial purposes.
Kuwait masterplan 2040
He said that expansion in such parameters required balanced infrastructure and public utilities that would reflect the needs in 2040.
The Fourth Master Plan includes four regions:
- Kuwait’s urban region
- The norther economic region
- The third southern industrial region
- The fourth western region
The first region would have a population of around 6,123,500m people by 2040, with 2,968,200 employment opportunities.
The northern international region would have a population of around 519,000 people with employment opportunities for 171,800 people.
The southern region would have the population of 486,000 with 157,000 chances for employment.
The western resources region would have around a population of 126,000 with 180 jobs available.