A turnaround in the Council of Ministers has given permission for a recreational park to be constructed in Al-Wafra agricultural area, days after the Council revoked permission to conduct recreational activities in Al-Wafra and Al-Abdali.
According to a local Arabic daily, the Council has assigned the ministerial committee supervising the implementation of major development projects to coordinate with the concerned authorities to ensure the exploitation of the Municipal Council-allotted site is carried out.
The establishment of this recreation park will serve domestic tourism at a time when there is increased demand for entertainment in the country and for the exploitation of agricultural areas to attract tourists - citizens and residents - seeking quiet time in nature away from urban chaos. Recreational activities won't compromise food security, the farmers said, stating "attracting visitors will open up new markets for national crops."
The daily obtained documents showing that the planned park will include fish lakes, cinemas, local and international restaurants and cafeterias, along with water sports, open theaters, cultural centers, sports fields, accommodation cabins, a moving train, and other attractions.
A source told Al-Qabas that the ministerial committee was briefed on measures taken by the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources regarding the use of the land allocated to it for the amusement park in the Wafra agricultural area, as per the decisions taken at the meeting on June 16, 2022, and to assign the authority the responsibility of providing the committee with images regarding the exploitation of the site as an amusement park. The authority should provide an integrated statement that includes both the description of what has been done, what will be done, and the necessary timetables in order to develop the site for the purposes of citizen entertainment.
The committee decided on June 30, 2022, to initiate a coordination meeting with the "Ministry of Finance, Municipality, Public-Private Partnership Projects Authority, National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises Development, and such other authorities as it deems appropriate", in order to develop the areas.
In order to exploit the site, an integrated plan must include the following:
- The meeting resulted in a unified vision and recommendations.
- A detailed timeline for each stage of the executive plan, including the completion stage.
- Initiators, public benefit associations, and the private sector's involvement in achieving the desired goals.
On July 21, 2022, the committee reviewed the paper submitted by the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources on ways to develop a recreational park in the Wafra area on the land allocated to it.
For the purpose of developing appropriate perceptions of ways to exploit the site, the committee decided to collaborate with the "Ministry of Finance, Kuwait Municipality, Public-Private Partnership Projects Authority, National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises Development, and any other parties the committee deems appropriate".