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Wednesday , March 20 2019

Law to boost Kuwaitization in private sector set for ’16

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26, (Agencies): The twelve recommendations which have been proposed by the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister for Development and Planning Hind Al-Sabeeh to amend the population structure have received credible reaction from the concerned government agencies, reports Al-Rai daily. Reacting to the recommendations, the Manpower Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) is expected to form a committee to ensure the recommendations see the light of day.

In the meantime, the MGRP Secretary-General Fawzi Al-Mijdali has revealed a law is expected to be issued next year concerning the increase in the percentage of national workers in the private sector concurrent with the Cabinet’s decision to review the percentage of citizens in the private sector every two years. Al-Mijdali stated several measures are underway to restructure employment in both the government and private sector in terms of “Kuwaitization” of these sectors. Al-Mijdali added, “The measures will begin with the government sector such as the oil sector.

The MGRP will make it mandatory to hire a bigger percentage of Kuwaitis in such sectors so that they can gain experience which can be used in other projects, especially because the State has many development projects which are expected to run over a 30-year period. He pointed out, “The increase of national manpower will be followed by shrinking the number of foreign workers through the substitution process (Kuwaitization), taking into consideration diversity in expertise.” Among other recommendations that will be taken into consideration is, introduction of small projects in the government contracts

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