Kuwait is continuously seeking to set up “a smart system” for expatriate workers.
07 June 2023, 12:00 AM
31 July 2023, 12:00 AM
Secretary General of the Supreme Planning and Development Council Dr. Khaled Mahdi said on Wednesday that Kuwait is continuously seeking to overhaul legislation’s concerning expatriate workers with the aspiration to set up “a smart system” to regulate bringing in the foreign laborers.
In a statement marking launch of the report of the 2023 International Development Bank, Mahdi indicated that mechanisms would be set up to test professional skills of the workers that would be allowed into the country.
Notions incorporated in the aspired strategy include specifying areas where the workers are highly needed with priority for building a lucrative work environment for the citizens namely the young Kuwaitis who should be employed in the private sector.
A planned online platform will screen potential employed workers from abroad to ensure the newcomers are qualified to perform the job chosen for them. “It does not make sense that a truck driver in his home country turns into an engineer in the host state!,” he sarcastically remarked alluding to some of such cases. He called for establishing an agency for hiring the foreign expatriates in the private sector.