Capital’s governor: As part of campaign to address building violations around 8,000 single expats have been evicted from their homes.
27 June 2021, 12:00 AM
31 July 2021, 12:00 AM
The Governor of the Capital governorate, Talal Al Khaled Al Sabah, said that as part of campaign to address building violations around 8,000 single expats have been evicted from their homes.
The announcement came as the governorate instated a campaign to address building violations. Al Khaled stated that the number of building violations in the Capital governorate totals 165 out of 206 buildings.
Al Khaled pointed out that the houses that they are living in are in violation of building codes and regulations, mainly health violations.
The Capital’s governor added that many of the residents’ Civil ID addresses did not match their actual living situation.
He also stressed that real estate companies have a responsibility not to rent out to single people as it has a negative effect on society in terms of health and threatens Kuwait’s national identity.
In the past few years, the government has announced that it would be building several cities for labourers. In 2016, the Municipality announced they are planning on building six labour cities throughout Kuwait.
Al Jahra labour city- a joint venture between the government and the private sector is supposed to be completed in 2021, as per the original timeline stated in 2017, and will accommodate nearly 20,000 labourers.