Min.: Development drive targets women's better business condition

KUWAIT, March 13 (KUNA) — Minister of Social Affairs and Labour and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh said on Sunday the country’s development plan aims to revamp Kuwaiti women’s performance in the business sector and stimulate female entrepreneurs in small and medium-sized enterprises.
Addressing a businesswomen’s forum held at the Arab Planning Institute (API) today, the minister said Kuwait is witnessing swift entrepreneurship growth on part of women who have made significant strides in the building of their own successful business.
Kuwait has promoted women’s involvement in all aspects of life involving boards of directors and high-level executive and ministerial posts, in addition to parliamentary representation and entrepreneurship, she added.
Patronized by the Kuwaiti government, the forum is a good opportunity for the conferees to explore effective methods to support businesswomen in the country, the minister pointed out.
The forum comes at a time when there is a growing need for more efforts to be exerted in order to carry out economic and financial reforms and to put development plans in place with a view to curtailing the aftershocks of the current economic developments, Al-Sabeeh said.
The minister underlined the significance of focusing on human development, promoting entrepreneurship, spurring innovation and supporting the sector of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Attracting experts and specialists from several world countries, the forum featured seminars and workshops focusing on successful entrepreneurship examples. (end) fnk.abd.mt