Kuwait seeks to lose one million expatriates 

Issue 944 - 12 Apr 2013 | 4 minute read

Kuwait has announced plans to dramatically reduce the number of foreign workers over the next decade. A 19 March statement by minister of social affairs and labour Thikra Al-Rashidi said the government would oversee a reduction of 100,000 foreign labourers per year for ten years – seeing the balance of nationals to foreigners redressed to roughly half and half. “The strategy envisages bringing down the total number of expatriate workers to only one million in 10 years,” Rashidi said.

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