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Tue 19 Aug 2008 01:29 PM

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Kuwait to reorganise work hours

Hours of civil service employees and students to be changed in effort to cut congestion on roads.

The Kuwait traffic department is to reorganise the work hours of civil service employees and students in a bid cut congestion in country's capital. Major-General Thabit Mohammed Al-Muhanna, assistant undersecretary for traffic affairs, said the department will launch the initiative at the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, Kuwait daily Arab Times reported on Tuesday.

Al-Muhanna said he plans to meet undersecretaries of the Ministry of Education and Civil Service Commission to finalise when employees and classes should start and finish.

He said the department was struggling to cope with a sudden increase in the number of vehicles on the roads.

The total number of vehicles in the country increased to 1,300,000 this year compared to 1,100,000 last year, the newspaper said.

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