Decision to form a joint panel of PART and MoC to carry out business, transfer rights – ARAB TIMES
KUWAIT CITY, December 4: The Director General of the Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport (PART) Rajaa Al-Moumin has taken the decision to form a joint committee between PART and the Ministry of Communications to carry out the undertaking and transferring the functions of the land transport department from the ministry to the authority, reports the daily Aljarida. He explained in the decision that the committee must put in place a system for its work including the working mechanism and the dates of its meetings, provided that the quorum necessary for the validity of the meetings is not less than half of the number. of members and one more member. If the chairman of the committee is absent, the vice-chairman replaces him.
The working period of the commission is three months from the date of the decision. He must submit a monthly report on all of his work to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PART, to the Director General of PART and to the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Communications. It should be noted that the Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Dr Rana Al-Faris, addressed the head of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to provide it with the necessary procedures regarding the transfer of rights to the land. transport department of the Ministry of Communications to PART before issuing the transfer decision.
A dispute arose between several government agencies following the promulgation of the Law on the Public Authority of Roads and Land Transport regarding the subordination of certain departments of these government agencies and their non-transfer of their functions covered by the law. of PART, which led to PART’s inability to carry out its work in accordance with the law of its establishment for years. Pursuant to Cabinet Decision No. 1278/2016, the Ministry of Public Works agreed to transfer the departments of road design, highways, planning and monitoring office, road implementation and road maintenance. Coordination is underway between PART and other relevant public bodies, including the Ministry of Interior and the Municipality of Kuwait, to transfer the departments and functions as stipulated by the PART law.