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Non-renewal of residencies for drivers with old-model vehicles

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 11: In a move aimed to control drivers in transportation companies, the Labor Department in Public Authority for Manpower has launched procedures to reject renewal of work permits for drivers of small vehicles of old models, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

Informed sources explained that the department declared that the residencies of drivers registered under transportation companies will not be renewed if they drive small vehicles of models earlier than 2011.

The residencies of drivers of heavy vehicles and machinery will not affected by this decision. This is because most of such heavy vehicles and machinery are often not new, which usually costs very high.

The sources revealed its surprise by such a decision, highlighting that some companies have contracts with transportation companies that have huge number of vehicles which cannot be upgraded immediately

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