Video PlayerClose KUWAIT CITY, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — The Kuwaiti Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) implemented from Jan. 1 a decision banning the renewal of work and residency permits for expatriates who reach the age of 60 and hold certificates below high school. Issued on Aug. 15, 2020, the decision was a part of the Kuwaiti government’s efforts to redress the demographic imbalance of Kuwait. According to official statistics of PAM, the decision includes expatriates who work in professional sectors such as construction, car repair and restaurants. They will leave after the expiry of their residency by the end of 2021. Commenting on this, Aziz Al-Qenaei, a journalist, told Xinhua that this decision is to address the demographic crisis in Kuwait, after the number of expatriates increased compared to citizens. The government needs now to create an appropriate atmosphere for citizens to accept practicing manual work, he pointed out. “The lifestyle of Kuwaitis does not meet with the work that some expatriates do, such as simple manual work. Therefore, the government should begin to involve citizens more and encourage them if they want the replacement plan to succeed,” he added. Kuwait appreciates what foreign workers have offered to the country,… Read full this story
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