‘Present strategy to cut number of expat workers’ – Some MEW sectors set a 3-year plan: source

KUWAIT CITY, March 22: Undersecretary at the Ministry of Electricity and Water Engineer Mohammad Buhahri has commissioned undersecretaries in various sectors of the ministry to present strategy to reduce the number of expatriates in operations and maintenance sectors and replace them with the national personnel as per Kuwaitization policy, reports Al- Rai daily quoting a knowledgeable source.

The same source added some sectors have set a three-year plan to fulfill the replacement policy. In an internal memo circulated to various sectors of the ministry, Undersecretary Buhahri affirmed the need to intensify training and rehabilitation programs for the national personnel in all specialties to facilitate the gradual replacement plan.

He noted the ministry has actually reduced the number of expatriates at technical sector hired on special contracts by 30 percent, and cut by 50 percent those in administrative and financial sectors.

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