The Industries and Construction 2nd Exhibition got underway on Sunday with participation of 43 large companies and government agencies. The event was officially opened by the Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Minister of Trade and Industry Anas Al-Saleh and Chairman and Managing Director of National Industries Company (NIC) Adel Al-Subeeh. The agencies are the General Organization for Housing Welfare, Kuwait's municipality, Ministry of Electricity and Water, Public Authority for Industry and Savings and Credit Bank (SCB). SCB is participating in the exhibition to highlight the bank's role played by the bank since the early sixties and its contribution to the implementation of the construction projects such as building low-income houses in Al-Jahra, Al-Riqa and Abdullah Port with mosques and schools until the establishment of the Public Authority for Housing in 1974, said Salah Al-Mudhaf, Director General of SCB. For his part, Al-Subeeh said that the municipality continues its responsibility toward preserving the historical identity and heritage of the country through creating a special department for the country's structural diagram and the implementation of some projects such as renovating Souk Al-Mubarikiya. "We are carrying out our goal to develop Kuwait City to make it a model city and a fine example through a partnership with the Arab Towns Organization, which is based in Kuwait," added Al-Subeeh. He noted that the main obstacles that have hampered the projects of the development plan was the delay of the land allocation and validity course, calling for coordination between the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development and the municipality. He said that Kuwait is entering a construction renaissance, and it is expected to have more than 60,000 housing units built during the next four years, in addition to a railway station, Bubyan International Port, labor cities and several other projects. The organization sheds light on the last enterprise projects through a detailed explanation about its new housing projects such as Jaber Al-Ahmad and Saad Al-Abdullah City, northwest Al-Sulaibeekhat, Sabah Al-Ahmad City, Al-Khiran, Al-Mitlaa and other new projects, said Tahani Al-Azmi, Director of Media and Public Relations at the General Organization for Housing Welfare. On the housing rights of Kuwaiti women, Al-Azmi said that many of the women who meet the terms of the housing loans are currently preparing the necessary documents to get this loan from SCB. The organization's role is to provide SCB with the information required in order for the Kuwaiti women to get their loans. In addition, the Deputy Director General of the Export Development in the Public Authority for Industry, Kuwait Saqer Al-Anezi said that the exhibition is of great significance due to several reasons, including the fact that it had made the National Industries Company, one of the first industrial companies in Kuwait, organize it. For his part, Director of Public Relations and Information in the Ministry of Electricity Mohammed Al-Mulla said the ministry controls streets lighting, which contributes to the provision of electric power for the streets and a saving corner that includes several publications that aim to deliver an awareness message on the importance of electricity and water.