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About half a million live in Farwaniya, 92,000 in Khaitan

Issue of bachelors ‘requires’ prompt, logical solution: MP

KUWAIT CITY, July 18: MP Ahmed Al-Fadhl enquired about the reasons behind the government’s delay in finding solutions to the problem of bachelors living in private residential areas, reports Al-Rai daily.

He explained that a survey revealed that a large number of these bachelors are laborers who were under the contracts of cleaning companies and, service contracts and stay in Kuwait after completing the task for which they were brought to Kuwait and become “loose laborers”.

The lawmaker stressed the importance of establishing labor cities, indicating that this step will not only solve the problems related to the presence of bachelors in the residential areas but will also increase the value of the properties from where bachelors are evacuated. He affirmed the need to obligate contractors to submit documents that prove the laborers who were brought to Kuwait on fixed contracts have left Kuwait after their work was completed.

Meanwhile, MP Safa Al-Hashem said the wide presence of bachelors represent a warning sign of danger especially in Farwaniya with about half million bachelors and Khaitan with about 92,000 bachelors. She emphasized the negative consequences of the spread of this phenomenon on the Kuwaiti society and the security of the country, urging the government to take relevant actions to curb this phenomenon such as through establishment of labor cities.

Furthermore, MP Abdullah Fahad said the issue of bachelors requires prompt and logical solutions, indicating that this issue has dangerous social, economic and security consequences. He stressed the need to construct labor cities which should be supplied with all relevant services. In addition, MP Khalil Al-Saleh also highlighted the dangers behind bachelors living in private residential areas.

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