Minister of Labor

Firms to be blacklisted for Housing, Health & Safety Violations

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Qatari Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, H E Dr. Abdullah bin Saleh Mubarak Al Khulaifi has stated that some 300 inspectors of his ministry will randomly inspect housing, health and safety on companies’ premises. If any violations are discovered, firms will be blacklisted and cannot receive new worker visas until the violations are resolved. Read More #FSIGlobal, #Qatar


Major Infrastructure development planned near Daruna’s Wukair Accommodations

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Large-scale infrastructure development in Wakrah and Wukair Infrastructure developments will be carried out across more than 16mn sq m in the western areas of Wakrah and south of Wukair, it was announced yesterday. Most of the works are for roads and other related infrastructure in the government’s residential projects in Wukair. The works are to be delivered in three packages, …


Qatar/Nepal cooperation in manpower company regulation

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Qatar and Nepal have vowed to punish manpower agencies in the Himalayan nation if they illegally charge Qatar-bound Nepalese workers money. Qatar said categorically yesterday that its laws did not permit foreigners hired to work to pay a single penny in the process. All expenses involved in hiring a foreign worker are paid by Qatari companies, said Qatar, adding that …


IMF: Qatar’s growth to rise 7% in 2015

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Qatar’s growth to rise to around 7 percent in 2015 and describes its short-term outlook as positive. In a report, the IMF’s Executive Board lauded Qatar for diversifying its economy while retaining its key role in the global natural gas market. Qatar’s economy maintains strong growth momentum despite the large drop in oil prices …