Kuwaiti Government intends to remove 500,000 expatriates by 2021

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Kuwaiti Government intends to remove 500,000 expatriates by 2021

Kuwaiti Government intends to remove 500,000 expatriates by 2021

The Kuwaiti administration intends to push the private sector to decrease the number of immigrant workers in corporations and financial systems, and strengthen the recruitment of inhabitants, an authoritative report stated.

The record, a copy of which the London-based newspaper Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, unveiled the program to minimize the number of refugees in the private sector from the current 1.6 million to about 1.1 million by 2021.

As per the document, the administration will incentivize private companies to hire nationals by giving them preference in managing projects, in interest to offering them tax reductions and discounts on services.

Earlier this year, the Kuwaiti ministry issued a resolution to terminate the arrangements of expatriates in all government authorities.

As per the reports by the Kuwait Central Statistical Bureau (KCSB), there are currently approximately 73,000 inhabitants working in the private sector, while the management plan intends to grow this number to 130,000 by 2021, which amounts to an improvement of 78 percent, as per the Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

As reported by reliable government data in Kuwait, the quantity of jobless Kuwaiti nationals stood at 16,000 by the ending of June.