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Work on Kuwait's Scientific Centre to be completed by June 2021

The centre was built in 2000 and expansion work - including building a three-storey facility - began in June 2018

An initial agreement for the expansion of the centre was inked in April 2013.
An initial agreement for the expansion of the centre was inked in April 2013.

Expansion work on Kuwait’s Scientific Centre — which began in June 2018 at a cost of $118.2m (KWD36m) — will be completed on 30 June, 2021, with a three-storey building covering 3ha being constructed as part of the project.

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) has supported this project.

According to Kuwait’s state-held news agency Kuna, the centre's expansion is part of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s vision.

Rana Al-Nibari, general manager of the Scientific Centre, said the exterior of the old building will also be renovated as part of the project.

Al-Nibari added that the finished structure will include classrooms, training halls, and new facilities.

Deputy director of KFAS, Dr Salem Al-Hajrof said that the centre was established in 2000 in the presence of the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. At the time, the centre was built at a cost of $82m (KWD25m), reported Kuna

Al-Nibari revealed that the initial agreement for the expansion of the centre was signed in April 2013.

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