Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said on Wednesday that Kuwait is on the verge of a cultural renaissance in terms of the cutting-edge facilities that will be established in the country.
Sheikh Salman told KUNA today that the ministry and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters are working under the guidance of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah who has expressed his eagerness to expedite the establishment of cultural centers in the country, especially in the north.
He said in this context that Kuwait was one of the leading countries in the theater movement, but lack of interest in this area has contributed to its regression, expressing regret the fact that the existing facilities are currently undeveloped.
He spoke about the Amiri desire to set up cultural centers which has been approved, stressing that implementation will begin as soon as possible.
Sheikh Salman said the first center will carry the name of late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad which will be constructed in Shuwaikh near Seif Palace, adding that the center will accommodate nearly 2,000 people and will include places for cultural workshops and specialized theaters.
He added that the second center will carry the name of late Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah which will be constructed in Maidan Hawally area and will include a number of theaters and cinemas.
The Information Minister pointed out that the state will rehabilitate the Al-Salam Palace, which is one of Kuwait's old edifices, saying that the opposite Flag Square would be annexed to it to embrace the country's national events and celebrations.