TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015 LOCAL Egypt’s PM lures Kuwait investors KUWAIT: Ayman Al Mutairi, Senior Corporate Communications Manager at VIVA pictured with Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD)’s team. VIVA launches a campaign ‘Your Safety is Our Priority’ KUWAIT: VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, organized a national campaign titled “Your Safety is Our Priority” in collaboration with Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD). The campaign seeks to promote awareness among desert campers of fire hazards that could occur in tents, and how to prevent such accidents from happening during vacations and camping season. VIVA will send educational messages about fire hazards and how to react in a fire emergency via SMSs about the awareness boards in camps that guide campers. VIVA’s initiative to raise awareness of fire hazards and prevention stems from its belief in the importance of protecting the environment and promoting prevention measure and awareness among campers during this season. VIVA is also involved in the local community and youth welfare as it continues to raise awareness, encourage collaboration among various segments of society, as well as responsibility towards others. VIVA will continue to raise awareness and adhere to its core principles by supporting and developing educational programs while increasing its social involvement to serve various groups of society. To learn more about VIVA’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, please visit the company’s CSR focused portal https://www.viva.com.kw/csr. It offers a description of each CSR initiative that VIVA has supported, or adopted since its inception. KUWAIT: Egypt ’s visiting Prime M inister Ibrahim Mahlab said yesterday that his country is preparing a package of legislative reforms to lure more foreign direct investments (FDI) to breathe life into the ailing economy of the Arab most populous state. “A higher committee for legislative reforms is reviewing a large number of laws, at the forefront of which is the investment law, with a view to cur tailing bureaucracy and cutting time of paper work processing,” Mahlab said in a speech during a visit the Kuwait’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI). “The new investment law will be completed before the convention of the international economic conference which Egypt will organize on March 13,” he affirmed. He pointed out that the current situation in Egypt requires solidarity and cooperation among regional countries to overcome the huge security and economic challenges. Mahlab noted that Egypt will set a new mechanism to ensure quick settlement of investment-related disputes. “ The government is keen on crack ing down on corruption at the state bodies and on improving the performance of civil servants through reforming the civil servants and labor laws,” he stressed. He added that Egypt is also working on a unified land law and a bankruptcy law to achieve the interest of the state and investors and avoid future disagreements. The Premier suggested that the Egypt ’s economic conference aims to improve the living standards and economic conditions of the low-income people who make up 25 of the population. Over 25 mega projects in the different sector would be put forward for investment during the conference, he said. KCCI President Ali Al- the Egyptian economy to help recover it. Al-Ghanim also urged Egypt to take all required measures to create an investmentfriendly environment. He unveiled that Premier Mahlab will receive, starting from today, the complaints of Kuwaiti companies which have investments in Egypt to be consider and KUWAIT: Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab (left) and Chairman of Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Ali Al-Ghanim gesture during a meeting with Kuwaiti and Egyptian businessmen yesterday at the KCCI headquarters in Kuwait City. —Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat Ghanim underscored that Kuwait is eager to support Egyptian economy and a large Kuwaiti investment delegation would par take in Egypt’s economic conference. He also encouraged Arab investors to pour more money into resolved. Mahlab started a three-day official visit to Kuwait on Sunday, in response to an official invitation by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad AlSabah. —KUNA ABK holds graduation ceremony for Academy’s 15th batch trainees KUWAIT: Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait held a graduation ceremony for ABK Academy’s 15th batch of trainees, an occasion well attended by members of ABK Management. Hamza Enki, GM, Human Resources said that the professional training imparted by the ABK Academy encourages Kuwaiti youth to work and experience the banking sector - part of the reason why it achieves its Kuwaitisation ratio. Jassem Al Salman, AGM, Human Resources maintained that the Academy’s 15th batch of successful, well-trained graduates was the result of a combined effort, led by Retail Banking and supported by other divisions. The rigorous and structured training stemmed from a belief in the importance of new recruits committed to the banking industry, whose focus on confidentiality and customer care would pave the way for a new generation of professionals in ABK. He expressed his gratitude to the various Divisions for their contribution towards the success of the Academy. Officials of the ABK Academy congratulated the graduates for choosing to be part of the banking sector, a highly professional environment that focused on career development. They reiterated that providing premium customer service to the ABK customer was the most important aspect for the new employees. The ABK Academy was launched in 2009 and developed its programs and initiatives through the years, to become the primary destination for job seekers in the banking sector.ABK welcomes fresh graduates to join the Bank by submitting their applications through the websitewww.eahli.com.
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