Reheated Demographic Issue – ARAB TIMES

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KUWAIT CITY, August 28: The issue of the country’s demography has returned to the forefront and the authorities concerned are determined to examine the matter from the quantitative and qualitative point of view – the program which has been disrupted due to the Covid epidemic- The pandemic of January 19, including the file of “modification of the composition”, which was entrusted to the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Integrity Jamal Al-Jalawi to complete the work on the basis of a decision by the Prime Minister, reports the daily Al-Qabas. The starting point for opening the file to complete the requirements for solving its problems was to relaunch the project of attracting qualified foreign workers, since the Public Authority for Manpower held meetings of coordination with the authorities concerned with the implementation of the project, which consists of testing expatriate workers in two stages.

Responsible sources told Al-Qabas that the Public Authority for Manpower has launched a series of meetings with the relevant government agencies, to chart the way for the implementation of the plans prepared to change the demographic structure. , which will be done in two stages, the first targeting new workers. coming to the country, and the second linked to those who are in the labor market.

The sources said that among the parties that will work to implement the new plan regarding the change in composition, besides the authority, are Kuwait University, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior, in addition to the oil sector, as well as a reflection on the future of partnerships with public interest associations.

The sources highlighted the agreements that were presented earlier and are ready to be signed, regarding the start of the application of vocational tests to newcomers to the country, especially those related to their work in the engineering sectors. , accounting and oil, stressing that the final signing of between Kuwait and other countries is soon on the implementation table.

The sources indicated that the agreements will start from Egypt and India, given the preparedness of the two countries, in terms of the availability of accredited training centers, and parties capable of implementing the initiative. Kuwait to ensure access to the worker’s experiences and certificates. and be tested before obtaining a work permit and arriving in Kuwait.

The sources said that the first executive actions will take place in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Kuwaiti consulates abroad, and will include holding a series of professional tests at designated buildings or in cooperation with test centers. accredited training and education, which will be determined by the responsible authorities, such as “Kuwait University and the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training”, so that the test result is the key to obtaining work permit and recruitment in Kuwait or not.

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