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

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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 …

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Autonomy for Qatar National Human Rights Committee

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A draft law approved by the Advisory Council yesterday seeks to give more autonomy to Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee (NHRC). The draft also seeks to cancel the representation of the Supreme Council of Family Affairs on the NHRC and replace it with the Ministry of Justice. Now, a representative each from the interior ministry, labor and social affairs ministry, …

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Acclaimed architect joins the Daruna team

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Daruna is pleased to announce that acclaimed Canadian architect, Mr. Stan Zippan has joined the permanent staff of Daruna as Design Director. In his new role, he will oversee all aspects of design for both innovation and compliance. A professional architect with over 30 years experience as a Designer / Innovator/ Facilitator in both the public and private realm, he …

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S&P: Qatar is committed to awarding about $220bn worth of large-scale investment projects over the next 10 years

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Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed its ‘AA/A-1+’ ratings on Qatar with a ‘stable’ outlook.  The stable outlook, S&P said, reflects its view that “Qatar’s high economic wealth and strong external and fiscal positions will balance its institutional shortcomings and limited monetary flexibility over the next two years.”  S&P projects Qatar’s real economic growth to average about 4% annually in 2015-2018, sustained …