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Liberation Tower reopens to public ‘for free’ – ARAB TIMES

Hall contains historical memorabilia

KUWAIT CITY, February 5: Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Communications, Kholoud Al-Shehab, announced the reopening of the Liberation Tower to receive the public, from Sunday, coinciding with the country’s national holiday celebrations . Al-Shehab said in a statement to reporters on the occasion of the tower’s reopening that the public reception will be available to everyone free of charge during the month of February only, pointing out that the tower’s first opening dates back to 1996 and lasted A few days. She added that the tower has been refitted with a room containing some of the historical memorabilia of the Ministry of Communications which tells the story of the ministry over several decades.

File photo of Kuwait City taken from a high rise building showing the Liberation Tower and other high rise buildings

She said the Liberation Tower is considered one of the most important landmarks in the State of Kuwait, as its construction began in 1986 and stopped during the invasion period, and work resumed. in 1993 and its construction was completed in 1996. She added that the 372 meter high tower was inaugurated by the late Emir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God grant peace to its soul, in March 1996. It is the second tallest tower after Al-Hamra Tower. She highlighted the “great and sincere efforts” of the youth of the ministry, as well as the support of telecommunications companies and many government agencies to completely rehabilitate the tower room so that it is ready to receive the public during this month.

She highlighted the ministry’s interest in informing the public about the importance of the Liberation Tower, which will include in its room videos and publications on the most important information about the ministry, as well as a presentation of some valuables on its history in the telecommunications and postal sectors. Al-Shehab said that the hall in which the public will be present overlooks all directions (the capital) at a 360 degree angle to give a complete view which serves photography enthusiasts, also underlining the ministry’s concern to support owners of small projects by allocating space to them in the outer courtyard of the Liberation Tower. She indicated the ministry’s willingness to implement sanitary requirements to enter the tower by specifying specific numbers in the lobby, with the option to reserve entry on the Liberation Tower website. She explained that the morning period has been allocated from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be reserved for students in schools and official bodies, while the evening period will be for the rest of the public from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. (KUNA)