Injured get financial dues, gifts
KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: Yesterday, the Embassy of Nepal received ‘monetary compensation’ on behalf of the sand collapse victims, an incident that happened in the city of Mutla’a, in the presence of the contractor’s representatives, the local agent and the concerned state officials, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The Public Authority for Manpower headed a delegation of government agencies which was following up the issue of the accident deaths, employment claims and protests including procedures adopted by the contractor concerning the rights of the laborers. The sources stated full financial dues were paid to the victims.
The sources noted the company also provided ‘other’ financial support to their families of the victims, in addition to disbursement of full monthly salaries associated with employment in the project.
For his part, Director of Public Relations and Administrative Affairs Officer at Universal Leader, the local agent of the Chinese company implementing the second contract of Al-Mutla’a City project Ahmed Al-Ghareeb told Al-Qabas daily that all observations made by PAM regarding the Nepalese manpower were taken into consideration after meeting with embassy officials. In addition to the completion and implementation of employment claims, Al- Ghareeb pointed out that the company also offered financial dues and other gifts to the injured, in addition to health care before handing them over to the embassy of their country.