Qatar Rail is inviting people to take a look at the living condition of Qatar's train project laborers by clicking the play button in a newly-uploaded YouTube video titled 'Life in Qatar Rail Workers Accommodation.'
Running for two minutes and a half and has both English and Arabic versions, the video features a day in the life of one of the Qatar Rail workers who speaks in his native language before his multi-national colleagues present the many decent facilities of the labor camp they're working in.
The setting of the mini-documentary is basically a group of happy workers interacting with each other as it's an off day for them.
With all the above-average amenities enumerated, the video will surely make Qatar's several bashers and those saying that laborer's human right are getting violated raise an eyebrow.
An Independent article once headlined: "Qatar's workers are not workers, they''re slaves, and they are building mausoleums, not stadiums."
The write-up received polarized feedback from readers with one comment saying: "Independent? You must be joking! This article will please your Saudi investor!"
It even came to a point when Qatar had to undergo several rounds of scrutiny for human rights violations. Investigations into these allegations have been ongoing since 2016 and the International Labor Organization (ILO)—which opened its maiden branch in Doha recently—has previously visited Qatar to inspect laborers' working conditions.
In the video, one worker says he's been working for the train project for more than 2 years now. "This is the labor camp where I live, which is not too far away from the capital city (Doha)."
"When I arrived, the office staff heavily welcomed me," he continued.
After a few more monologues, the camera then shows the facilities inside the building where Qatar Rail workers live. It emphasizes the workers' good living conditions by displaying the following:
The video concludes with the laborers gathering in an open court wearing their sports wear and with a text that says: "Qatar Rail has not only given us work and salaries, it also provided us a home away from home. The warmth of a family and all the happiness that comes with it are found within the comfort of the train project's facilities."
Moreover, comments on the video—which now has almost 1,500 views—are mostly positive with one user saying: "I'm also a worker and I'm very happy about my work here. The safety is top-notch, the accommodations are pleasant, and living condition here is highly-recommendable and appreciated."
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