KUWAIT, May 9 (KUNA) — Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) declared on Saturday finalizing establishment and equipment of the first of three temporary housing sites for sheltering expatriate workers.
The KNPC has pledged to set up these residential sites as a contribution to the state efforts to stem spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The deputy chief executive officer for enterprise, the company official spokesperson, Abdullah Al-Ajmi, told KUNA the site, located in district of Ardiyah, can accommodate 1,590 persons and its capacity can be increased to 3,190.
Al-Ajmi added that the other residential complexes, one situated in South Al-Sabbahiya and the other in Al-Jahra, would be equipped in coming days, where capacity of the three centers would reach 4,252 persons, upgradable to 8,332.
The KNPC will maintain these sites, secure water and power generators for the units.
It will hand over the units to the cabinet-affiliated quarantine commission to determine how to use them.
The KNPC had indicated that it built the housing sites to help in resolving problems related to the coronavirus, noting over occupied flats and houses with expatriate workers constituted a major challenge in face of efforts to contain coronavirus.