------------- -------------- ------------------- -------------------
Tuesday , October 19 2021

Modifying expats demographic structure to be based on reality and target

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 9: The government talk about the demographics file has surfaced again, and this time a committee has been formed to put in place mechanisms to address the imbalance in the demographics”, while it is expected to present its views in this regard within 3 months, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily has learned the committee which will be chaired by the Minister of Commerce and Industry Abdullah Al-Salman with members from 8 government institutions including the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Interior, the Secretariat General for Planning, the Public Authority for Manpower, the General Administration of Statistics, in addition to representatives from the Department of Statistics, Fatwa and Legislation Department, Civil Information Authority, Chamber of Commerce and Industry will address the imbalance in the demographics.

Contrary to the governmental tradition, the committee has not been instructed to specify a target percentage for modifying the demographic structure, as the government had previously indicated about the tendency to amend it to become 70 percent of Kuwaiti citizens and 30 percent of expats. In its first meeting, the committee developed a road map for the participating parties consisting of 6 visions, which must be determined during the committee’s work to determine the appropriate structure based on the reality and the target.

Check Also

Second look rumoured on demographics bean-count

JOBS IN PLAY MANY OTHERS DON’T WANT … CAN’T DO KUWAIT CITY, March 25: Informed …

Translate »