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Government entities to gather at the Kuwait Housing Forum to discuss successful delivery of ambitious housing projects

KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT, May 18, 2017 / -- With approximately 100,000 people awaiting housing in Kuwait, IQPC (International Quality and Productivity Center) is hosting the Kuwait Housing and Residential Development Forum on 23rd-24th May at The Convention Center and Royal Suites in the Free Trade Zone, Shuwaikh. Officially supported by The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) and The Supreme Council of Planning and Development, the Forum will provide an overview of the 60 billion US-dollar housing projects under planning and development by the Kuwait’s Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW). In addition to the overview, it will also provide insight into the latest sustainable design and builds solutions.

The PAHW has begun construction of one of the five new cities being developed on the outskirts of Kuwait to help accommodate the rising Kuwaiti population. South Al Mutlaa City, which is expected to house 400,000 Kuwaitis, is the first of PAHW’s five new cities and will feature 30,000 housing units and end the suffering of many Kuwaiti families currently awaiting homes. PAHW’s Director of Planning, Eng. Naser Khraibut will be part of the speaker faculty for the forum and will be updating delegates on the project timelines for the other four new cities; one of which will include a ‘smart city’ to be built in conjunction with the Korean government.

The panel of expert speakers will also include MEW’s Dr. Adnan A. Alhomoud, Vice Chairman of the Building Code Approval Committee. Speaking of his participation in the forum, Dr. Alhomoud highlighted the event’s importance and its role in bringing “to the table decision makers, experts and field practitioners” in order to “learn of government future actions and disseminate the messages to the audience." Dr. Alhomoud will also be highlighting MEW’s ‘Energy Conservation Codes of Practice’ and best in class practice for their application to commercial and residential buildings.

The forum will bring together key players in the Kuwaiti infrastructure market. It will feature a dedicated exhibition area, showcasing best in class developers and solution providers changing the face of the Kuwaiti residential market in an era of low oil price. Speaking of the current housing market, Eng. Khaled Al Mashaan, Vice Chairman and CEO of ALARGAN Real Estate Company said: “With a growing middle-income population segment, we have a need today, to develop affordable communities that provide high quality residential and mixed-use spaces that ensure sustainable urban development. These communities should have standards that create interconnected cities with a focus on green buildings, and most importantly, create a healthy and unique lifestyle experience.”

A strategy regulated by government authorities and executed in partnership with the private sector can deliver this said need. Ultimately, this will develop the local infrastructure, benefiting the country and drive the economy. The Housing and Residential Development Forum is a great opportunity to discuss these needs and showcase the proven capabilities of the private sector in a master strategy that serves the population.

To view the full agenda, speaker line up and for more information, please visit the event website at:

Media contact: Arni David, +971 4 446 2745,

Donna Bravo
IQPC Middle East
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