Qatar: good news for workers
Ministry of Municipality and Environment represented by Al Shamal Municipality has opened a latest model of labour accommodation as per the requirements of Qatar Labour Law in Al Shamal Industrial Area.
The new facility with the capacity of accommodating 180 workers is part of the efforts of the Ministry to provide decent life to workers. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Hamad Jumah Al Mannai, Director of Al Shamal Municipality, and Jamal Ali Al Sada, Director of General Affairs Department, and a number of heads of the section at the Municipality.
“The new building will provide a suitable accommodation to workers as it is equipped with all necessary services,” said Al Mannai. He said that the facility was built under State’s move to safeguard the rights of workers.
“Minister of Municipality and Environment H E Mohamed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi followed up the project personally,” said Al Mannai.
He said that the facility is complying with the highest safety and security requirements adding that it is considered one of the latest model of labour camp designed specially to meet all requirements related to health and living conditions of workers.
“The new labour camp was built following rules and regulation of Qatar Labour Law which requires enough spaces and other facilities under the move of the country to provide suitable accommodation to workers with all health, social, religious and entertainment facilities according to the international standards following Qatar National Vision 2030,” said Al Mannai.
He said that the project was designed to meet all human needs like air-conditioners, kitchen, enough refrigerators for storing foods and gas ovens.The spaces inside and outside of accommodation are meeting the specifications stipulated in the law.
“All rooms have windows for fresh air and natural lighting apart from enough electric lighting. The bedrooms are well furnished with suitable beds and cupboards separately for each worker,” he added.
Al Mannai said that the facility is also equipped with emergency lights in case of electricity outage adding that Al Shamal Municipality has planned to make playground and other entertainment facilities at old accommodation so the workers could have good time at weekend and spend their free times there happily.