Kuwait City Municipal Council has been working on converting a number of cemetery areas into parks according to Kuwaiti local media.
The council latest movement has stirred a lot of debates and controversies over the plans of converting 50 cemeteries in Kuwait into parks. These reactions urged the municipality to hold on the project for now.
Director of the Municipal Council, Muhalhal Al Khaled, spoke to Kuwait Times saying that the action was based on an old law saying that after 50 years of disuse cemetery goes out of service and can be changed into park.
However, later on protests rose against the municipality will to convert a number of cemeteries into parks and multi-storey car parks which made the municipality call the projects off to avoid problems.
The targeted cemeteries include one Jahra, three in Sulaibikhat for Sunnis, Shiites, and Non-Muslims, and one in Sabhan. All these cemeteries are abandoned and not used.