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Kuwait plans to recruit more Bangladeshi workers
March 25, 2014, 10:00 am
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Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid has unveiled a plan to allow companies to recruit additional Bangladeshi workers for gardening, farming and cattle breeding — more than the 25 percent set by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor earlier, says MP Talal Al-Jalal In previous reports, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor said it has been discussing with its interior counterpart the possibility of allowing the recruitment of Bangladeshi laborers to address the manpower shortage in the farming sector; provided the Bangladeshis do not exceed 25 percent of the total workforce.

The ministry will also require the workers to obtain police clearance and medical fitness certificates from their country of origin to be validated by the Embassy of Kuwait there. Al-Jalal disclosed Sheikh Al-Khalid made the announcement when they met recently, during which they talked about the suffering of cattle and farm owners due to shortage of laborers; hence, the need to allow them to hire workers from abroad. He said the minister had asked the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor to increase the percentage for Bangladeshi workers. He then praised the minister for responding positively to his request, hoping this will address the manpower problems of citizens who have been suffering for quite some time due to the lack of people with the ability to do the abovementioned jobs.

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