Kuwait's industrial sector is expected to be the second largest employment-luring over the coming period, a leading industrialist has predicted.
The Kuwait Industries Union (KIU) is working on training courses and lectures in cooperation with the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) to lure national labor, especially fresh graduates, into the sector, KIU Chairman Hussein Al-Kharafi told KUNA on Sunday.
Some 210 people have registered in these programs until November, he added.
According to Al-Kharafi, the Union and government bodies are studying recommendations on supporting sector that attracts the most workforce. He noted that industrial progress is basic for judging a country's development.
Meanwhile, Al-Kharafi revealed that the KIU is preparing for a wide scale conference on women's vital role in industries, to be sponsored by Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development: Hind Sabeeh Al-Sabeeh.
The event will focus on Kuwaiti and Gulf women 'role models' with successful experience in industry, with the aim of encouraging other females to enter the sector, he said.
Al-Kharafi expected the Kuwaiti market to flourish over the coming five years, not only the industrial sector but all economic activities as well.
He said that promoting local industries in the future will have a positive effect on prices, for the benefit of consumers. This coincides with Kuwait's mid-term Development Plan.
The KUI Chairman stressed that political stability in Kuwait has helped achieve government and private projects, especially in construction, industry and roads.