From The Report: Kuwait 2019
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The non-hydrocarbons industrial sector has long played second fiddle to oil and gas in Kuwait. As the economy pivots towards easing its dependence on hydrocarbons, manufacturing is one of the key sectors the government is looking to further develop. Sector stakeholders are welcoming the increased availability of industrial land, as construction continues in the Al Shadadiya Industrial Zone and plans take shape for the ambitious multi-sector Silk City in the country’s north. At the intersection of hydrocarbons and industry, the petrochemicals segment has received considerable attention and investment, while technology manufacturers are winning lucrative contracts to serve the government’s goals of adding greater efficiency to its oil and gas production. This chapter contains an interview with Abdulkarim Taqi, Director-General, Public Authority for Industry.