Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Kuwait - 'Need to cut number of expats from 2.5m to 1.1m within 5 yrs'   Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab Times - 24/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab Times) MPDr Khalil Abdullah has stressed on the necessity to balance the population structure in the country, reports Al-Rai daily. In this regard, he says, he has a proposal to reduce the number of expatriates. He said the percentage of Kuwaitis should equal the percentage of expatriates in the country and this means reducing the number of expatriates from 2.5 million to 1.1 million within five years. In other words, this translates into reducing the number of expatriates by 280,000 expatriates annually



However, he added, the expatriates who play a role in the development of the country and those who provide expertise for the Kuwaitis should be exempted. Their stay in the country should be unlimited. He added it has become necessary to reduce the number of expatriates to lessen the pressure on infrastructure and congestion at all government institutions



In this way, he added, Kuwaiti youth can be hired in the government and private sectors. He indicated the country should ban certain nationalities particularly those whose number has reached double the number of Kuwaitis calling this index 'dangerous' on the social and economical fronts



Meanwhile, MP Faisal Al- Duwaisan categorically rejected the Gulf Security Pact at a time he affirmed support for the Gulf organization and all pacts related to it, reports Al-Jarida daily



In a recent press statement, Al- Duwaisan demanded for the activation of all pacts included in the Gulf organization; while inquiring about the reason behind the delayed implementation of the Gulf train and unified Gulf currency projects



The lawmaker clarified, "I have reservations on the Gulf Security Pact as it violates the Kuwaiti Constitution. If this pact is prepared by a legal expert, then I will be reassured. Definitely, it will be a different story if it is written by a policeman searching for a certain crime.




 


Arab Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 30 2015 - Egypt- Trial of businessman Ehab Talaat postponedqDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The trial of prominent businessman Ehab Talaat was postponed to 26 December on Tuesday for an expert report on the matter.Talaat is being sued by the Al-Ahram Foundation ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Egypt participates in UN counter-terrorism meetingDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) An Egyptian delegation participated Tuesday in the UN counter-terrorism meeting in the Spanish capital, Madrid, and discussed efforts to tackle militancy.Egypt also ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Egyptian court postpones verdict in Al Jazeera journalists' retrialDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) A court in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, has postponed the verdict in the retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists, jailed for aiding a terrorist organization with false ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Egypt- 'Will justice be served this Thursday?' (1):JournalistsDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) An Egyptian court will conclude one of Egypt's most hotly debated cases since the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood regime in 2013, and one of the longest trials the ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Al-Jazeera re-trial case adjourned to 2 AugustDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The Egyptian court was to conclude Thursday one of Egypt's most debated cases since the toppling of the Muslim Brotherhood's regime, also among the longest trial the ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Egypt- Trial against Fatima Naoot continuesDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The prosecution at the Sayeda Zeinab Misdemeanour Court decided on Wednesday to postpone the case against Fatima Naoot, who is charged with contempt of religion.In turn, ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Ooredoo Oman profit up 18.7 percent in H1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Omani Qatari Telecommuni-cations Company (Ooredoo), has reported an 18.7 percent increase in its net profit for the first half of this year.The company's revenues for the first half of 2015 ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Dubai real estate down, under pressureThe Arabian Post
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) The Dubai residential market continues to face downward pressure as rents and sale prices decline. It's perhaps indicative of a systemic shift that the current phase's ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Consumer choice, innovation 'key drivers of aviation sector'The Arabian Post
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) Consumer choice and innovation are the fundamental drivers of competition in the international airline industry, said Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan at the ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Qatar's transport sector posts double-digit growth in H1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar's transport sector witnessed a healthy double-digit expansion in profitability in the first half of this year, mainly on the back of earnings in logistics segment.The cumulative net ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help