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MENAFN - The Peninsula - 28/04/2014
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(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The visiting Secretary-General of the Geneva-based International Orgaisation of Employers (IOE), Brent Wilton, has praised the efforts being made by Qatar enforcing labour rights in the country.

Wilton yesterday toured some of the workers' accommodations at the partially opened upcoming Labour City (Barwa Al Baraha) located in the Industrial Area.

Wilton said that Qatar has a story to tell with regard to what they are doing in the area of labour rights, in particular providing very good conditions for them, and this story must be recognised by everyone.

On the sidelines of his visit to Labour City, Wilton emphasised the need for establishing more similar initiatives as well as closer communication with international bodies and organisations, so it is clear for everyone that Qatar is on the right track with regard to rights of labourers.

He expressed IOE's readiness to interact closely with the Qatari side to shed light on the efforts of Qatar in this area in order to refute the concerns of many foreign parties. Wilton said that the project (Al Baraha) is a source of pride adding that more similar projects must be done, so that a lot of people would get to know the opportunities provided for the workers by Qatar.

The IOE Secretary General said all the indicators are telling that the overall situation in the state is very good, but the questions which arise now are how many more buildings can be constructed? How long will the construction process take in order to refute the subjects of controversy?

Abdullah Saleh Hajji, Manager of Al Baraha project, said expatriate labour has become one of the components of Qatari society. No doubt it is steadily growing in line with urban growth and development, he said and added that Barwa Al Baraha aims to provide an integrated workers city with all the facilities needed by the workers and visitors.

He said the project will be completed in two phases. Phase one focuses on establishing Qatar's largest truck and vehicle parking space, while phase two will provide worker and staff accommodation, pre-owned car show rooms, auctions, workshops and stores for truck and machinery maintenance services.

Measuring approximately 1.8 million square metres, Barwa Al Baraha project will accommodate 53,000 workers and employees, making it the GCC's largest workers' accommodation. Some of the facilities include a hotel, entertainment centre, mall, laundry, health centre, mosque, Islamic centre, police station, civil defence centre, fire-control centre, sports facilities, shops, restaurants and offices.

 






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