|Date: 28/04/2012 Time: 09:10:00 AM
1976 -- The Public Authority for Housing gives out, for the first time, 1,
721 plots in Mishref.
1976 -- Amiri decree number 23/76 is issued on the approval of the
establishment of the special fund for the Organization of Arab Petroleum
Exporting Countries (OAPEC) signed in Paris on January 28, 1976. Kuwait
contributed 72 million dollars of the country's reserve to support OAPEC
2002 -- UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) awards, for the first
time, an Arab figure. The award is presented to the chairman of the Kuwaiti
Red Crescent Society, Barjas Hmoud Al-Barjas, in appreciation of the society's
2002 -- Amiri decree number 38/2002 is issued to ban unlicensed medication
and herbal products. All pills and creams should be licensed by the ministry
of health before they are offered to the public.
2002 -- Amiri decree number 39/2002 is issued for the protection of
real-estate rights in the country, stipulating that all plots not within the
residential areas would be state property, and all real estate with no owner
would be transferred to state property.
2002 -- The Kuwaiti fencing team for the disabled wins second place in the
world tournament held in Budapest, winning four silver medals and three bronze.
2002 -- A heat wave hits the state with the highest temperatures to be
recorded in April, reaching 46 degrees Celsius, the highest in 45 years, due
to southwestern winds.
2005 -- Kuwait is nominated member in the United Nations' Sustainable
Development Committee, offshoot of the UN Social and Economic Council, as
representative of Asia, and membership expires in 2009.