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Local Services in Kuwait

Kuwait, having developed its oil industry since the 1960s, had amassed enough money to provide infrastructures and services for the benefit of its citizens.

Communication conditions in Kuwait proved to be quite excellent. Newly installed telephone exchanges can even accommodate for new subscribers. To date, 541,000 fixed lines are in use and about 2.907 million active mobile subscriptions are registered. With regards to the information highway usage, 2,305 host servers are giving residents of Kuwait bandwidth. Right now, Kuwait ranks only 88th in the world with regards to internet usage as 1,000,000 users send and receive data through the Internet.

With regards to news and entertainment, the country has 6 AM and 11 FM radio stations, 13 TV broadcast stations plus a number of satellite stations and 17 newspapers. The country takes pride in its transparent media in the Middle East region and have been in fact the number 1 ranked in the freedom of press index in the Arab League. Being a host to a lot of migrant workers, the government also looks after its foreign employees as state-run Radio Kuwait offers informative programming in four different languages which are Persian, Urdu, English and Tagalog on its AM and SW stations.

Going about in Kuwait is quite a pleasant experience as its highways and roads are well-maintained. Going to just about anywhere especially in the capital city is convenient as taxicabs abound the streets.

Of course, the best perk a government can give its populace is, is that no taxes are deducted from their paychecks.


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