The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs carried out a campaign to inspect workers' accommodations in the residential neighborhoods in the country, in coordination with the Ministry of the Interior, and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, based on Law No. 22 of 2019 amending some provisions of Law No. 15 of 2010 on the prohibition of workers camps within family residential areas, and the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Decision No. 18 of 2014 setting the conditions and specifications for appropriate workers' accommodations.
The campaign aimed at inspecting the extent to which adequate housing requirements and health housing requirements are applied in terms of a number of residents as well as the hygiene and safety of the accommodation.
The campaign procedures included inspection of accommodations and placed stickers on the violating accommodations, with an indication of the inspection date, the inspector's number, and the capacity of each accommodation. Tenants and companies were advised to rectify their conditions within one week from the date of inspection and to evacuate the excess number of workers to match the capacity of each accommodation.
The campaign covered all areas of Doha such as Al Najma, Al Mansoura, Bin Dirham, Old Salata, Al Riffa, and Old Al Ghanem, in addition to market areas such as Al Asmakh Street, Abdullah Bin Thani Street, Musheireb, Doha, Freej Abdulaziz, and Al Montazah.
The two-day campaign resulted in the inspection of 93 accommodations and violated 458 companies, mostly small companies which their operations are concentrated in cleaning, limousine, restaurants, and contracting services.
The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs stressed the need to adhere to the requirements of adequate workers' housing requirements. In the event companies do not comply by rectifying the situation within a week from the date of the alert, strict measures and penalties will be taken against them.
Source: Qatar News Agency
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