Kuwait: 60,000 expats needed for fuel project

Director of Government Projects at the Public Authority for Manpower Nasser Al-Shuail disclosed that the sector represented by the Needs Estimation Department and Government Projects Department held a coordinating meeting with the officials of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and 12 specialized companies for oil projects (four major contractors, and sub-contractors).

In a statement, Al-Shuail added the meeting was to initiate the execution of environmental fuel project and assign workers needed for the project. He also said the officials will simplify procedures for recruitment of about 60,000 workers from abroad. He noted the meeting was attended by the Director of Workers Need Estimation and Director of Environmental Fuel Abdullah Al-Ajmi.

Based on the directives of acting Director General of Manpower Ahmad Al-Musa, a booth has been opened to deal with the transactions related to environmental fuel project. He noted an agreement has been reached for the employees to finish 2000 procedures within a week, adding the companies executing the project should consider the quota of national personnel among the estimated workforce in the first phase of the project. He added the companies should be committed to professional safety and personal assurance for expatriate workers, stressing the companies will be allowed to recruit a specific number of expatriate workers based on the workforce needed for each stage, while ensuring the workers leave the country after completing their assignments.