Kuwait: Delivery Vehicle Permits to be Suspended Temporarily

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The State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of Interior Anas Al-Saleh revealed that Ministry of Interior has addressed Ministry of Commerce and Industry about the temporary suspension of issuance of licenses for ‘delivery’ of consumers products, transportation of goods, and all other activities related to the General Traffic Department until the conditions and regulations that organize such activities are reviewed and finalized.

In response to a parliamentary question submitted by MP Mohammad Al-Dalal, Minister Al-Saleh said Ministry of Interior is currently coordinating with the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition regarding health approvals related to vehicles and bicycles for transportation of food in order to ensure health conditions are met.

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He explained that the Ministry of Interior has future plans to regulate the traffic of all types of motorbikes. There is ongoing coordination with the Ministry of Public Works and Public Authority for Road and Transportation (PART) concerning all projects that are established on the roads. There is also ongoing coordination with the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) to allocate bicycle lanes in new areas.

Traffic campaigns are constantly held on all roads to supervise and ensure that the traffic laws are being observed by the motorists, as well as to take all necessary measures against traffic violations. Bicycle accidents are being dealt with by dispatching police patrol to the scene of the accident and cordoning it off until the concerned authority (ambulance, fire truck, forensic evidence, etc.) arrive.

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