KUWAIT: The government is finalizing its emergency plan this week in order
to ensure that the country is protected from foreign dangers in case the regional
situation escalates and a war breaks out between Iran and the USA.
An unnamed senior official revealed that the government has learnt that two
aircraft carriers are scheduled to arrive in the Gulf and the Red Sea in preparation
for the expected war at any time. The official said that this information led
the government to accelerate its emergency plan preparations, which include
arrangements for protecting all sectors and vital installations.
The senior official added that acting premier Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
has asked the Interior Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Khalid Al-Sabah and other ministers
concerned with devising and implementing the emergency plan to hold meetings
with the different government departments in order to discuss the plan and submit
reports to reveal and resolve possible weaknesses before war breaks out in the
area. He told ministers that Kuwait would not be immune from war and the government
must be ready for any emer
The plan is divided into three parts, said the official - Security, Humanitarian
and Vital Services. He added that the Kuwaiti Civil Defense and the Health and
Interior Ministries would prepare the plan's outlines in order to discuss them
and complete all parts of it.
The official said that Ahmad Al-Abdullah, the Commerce and Industry Minister
and State Minister for National Assembly Affairs is preparing the livelihood
and supplies plan, while Mohammed Al-Olaim, the Minister for Oil, Electricity
and Water and Oil is preparing the electricity plan.
The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) is ready to provide an alternative
energy source in case of any conflict affecting power supplies, as well as supplying
water from the nation's strategic reserves which stand at nearly two billion
gallons and can supply the country for forty days