Government wants to create more jobs for locals by reducing number of expatriates by 1 million
Kuwait is planning to reduce the number of expatriates living and working in the country over the next decade, according to a government minister.
Thekra al-Rasheedi, the social affairs and labour minister, told the state news agency KUNA that the government is planning to reduce the number of expatriates in the Gulf state by 1 million people over the next 10 years.
Al-Rasheedi said the measures were being taken to “eliminate the phenomenon of a marginal workforce”.
According to figures quoted by AFP, Kuwait currently has a local population of 1.6 million, and an expatriate population of 2.6 million.
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