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Ranger Kidwell-Ross, our webmaster and Editor of, has made trips to Asia, Australia and Europe to provide news of how pavement sweeping is done in some of the countries around the world. The Asia portion of this travelogue won an APEX Award of Excellence in Online Journalism for 2002, while the European travelogue won an Apex Grand Award for 2004.

This section on Kuwait has been developed via contacts visiting in that country.

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posted in September 2011

Phileas and the Mystery Bride in Kuwait

Kuwait's sweeping contractors are tasked with cleaning not just city streets. In addition, they are responsible for sweeping up miles of highways outside of the city that are frequently covered up to 15" deep in dry, gritty, machine-destroying sand. As you will read, however, getting a street cleaning contract may be even more difficult.

Read the story.

posted in June 2010

Phileas and the Mystery Bride in Kuwait

Phileas Fogg is's foreign sweeping correspondent. Although he usually writes about how sweeping is being done in this or that part of the world, in this case he provided us with his observations, first while waiting in the Cairo airport, then upon arrival at Kuwait International Airport.

As you will read, this story is not about any ordinary bride/groom situation. Read the story.

posted in February 2010

An Overview of Sweeping in Kuwait

Kuwait might not have the same image as Abu Dhabi, Oman, Qatar or Dubai, but it is a bustling city of 3.5 million and slowly shaking off its 'poor cousin' image. At least the constructions cranes in Kuwait City all seem to be working, which is more than you can say at the moment for cash-strapped Dubai.

In the following interview, Mr. M.P. Jagdish, manager of the engineering department of National Cleaning Company, the largest cleaning contractor in Kuwait, discusses how his organization copes with the extremes of climate. Read the story.

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