KUWAIT: As forthcoming parliamentary elections are to be held in the approaching holy month of Ramadan, tent industry is thriving thanks to high demand by candidates, mosques and charities. Ten manufactures are struggling to provide all tent orders due to tight time and specific requirements required to be met in order to avoid problems like fire and hot weather. Even used tents are ordered for Ramadan and elections due on July 27.
Hassan Eweida, an election tent business manager, said the fact that the next legislative polls will be held during the fasting month has led to high tent sales. Candidates and mosques have ordered a large number of tents, causing a shortage of shelters at companies, Eweida said. However, some candidates believe that they do not have to hire election shelters thanks to their well-guaranteed public support, he said.