Housing units for expat laborers almost ready

Ministry to receive 2 projects in May

28 April 2012
KUWAIT CITY: Major works on the housing units for expatriate laborers in Shadadiyyah and Subhan have been completed and both projects will be handed over to the Ministry of Finance in May, says Director for Expatriate Labor Housing Projects Hayel Al-Mutairi.

Al-Mutairi explained the two projects are aimed at providing better accommodation for the expatriate workers, affirming the Ministry of Finance will appoint a certain government department to manage these residential areas after its Social Affairs and Labor counterpart issues a decision in this regard. He disclosed the contractor is now working on the installation of water and electricity, in addition to the acquisition of a sanitation certificate from the Kuwait Municipal Council.

According to Al-Mutairi, these projects are part of the government's commitment to improve the conditions of foreign workers in Kuwait in response to reports that these workers have the worst living conditions in the country.

He said the government intends to establish housing units for expatriates in all governorates to at least minimize, if not eliminate, the foreign bachelors residing in areas designated for families.

He confirmed these areas will be provided with the necessary facilities to ensure the workers live comfortably. He added several private companies have started showing interest in these projects, while some of them have already submitted applications to rent houses in Subhan for their employees even before the completion of the construction works.

© Arab Times 2012

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