Driving will not be permitted as a ‘profession’ for an expatriate laborer unless a license has been issued by the concerned authorities in his home country for that purpose, in coordination with the Public Authority for Manpower and General Traffic Department of the Interior Ministry, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily quoting reliable sources.This was revealed at a recent meeting of several top officials of the Public Authority for Manpower to set up some recommendations to help organize the labor market and the mechanism of bringing in expatriate personnel starting from next year.
The most prominent topic raised at the meeting was a recommendation to impose financial guaranty on the activities covering non-governmental contracts for security and cleaning workers and fresh personnel which formerly applied to government contracts only, sources added.
Also, the meeting recommended employers who have contracts with oil sector must be given access to the electronic gate for issuance of work permits and other available facilities in an attempt to provide an environment conducive for the labor department to operate under the current mammoth development projects being implemented by the oil sector.
They recommended male expatriate personnel must be at least 21 years old, and the age of their women counterparts should be appropriate to the nature of their job.
They further indicated the owners of permanent trademarks must be issued 25 percent of the total number of work permits allotted for trademarks.