Thursday 13 May 2021

Kuwait ‘labour cities’ to house 950,000 low-paid workers

KUWAIT CITY, July 21, 2020

Kuwait has announced plans to build 'labour cities' in various parts of the country for low-paid workers, preferably with the help of the private sector, reported Arab Times
These facilities are mainly being set up to cater to those workers whose salary is less than KD200 ($648) per month, stated the report citing Ministry of Public Works.
The ministry held several sessions for local bodies in the state to discuss various options for implementing the workers cities project.
The first of these proposals was these projects should be implemented through the ministry, the second by Public-Private Partnership Projects Authority, the third by the ministry and the partnership authority, and finally to assign the ministry to implement projects in conjunction with a government agency designated by the Council of Ministers.
The other proposed solutions at these meetings included:
*Allocation of places in the residential areas for laborers working in public buildings such as “outposts – schools – cooperative societies – polyclinics.” 
*These housing should be managed by consumer cooperative societies in each region with 100,000 employees. 
*The Ministry of Public Works shall repeat the experience of building workers’ housing on an area of 10,000 to 100,000 sq m that can accommodate between 1,000 to 10,000 people, in places such as Shadadiyah and Sabhan, provided that these sites are near the vocational industrial areas (Shuwaikh Industrial – Jahra Industrial).
*Execution of the housing units and their management should be done by the private sector.


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