Posted on March 05, 2016

On a two-day visit to Qatar, Thailand’s Labour Minister Sirchai Distakul praised the standards of Labour City. ‘This is one of the best and most well-equipped worker accommodation sites I have visited. I am pleased with the standard of welfare available to workers here. “Labour City is a clear indication that Qatar is determined to set the standard of worker welfare in this region.”

Labour City can accommodate some 70,000 workers, who come to the state to participate in its construction projects, such as those for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Labour City, 14km  from Doha and covering an area of 1,100,000sqm is one of seven accommodation complexes the government is building for about 340,000 migrants. There are over 40,000 Thai workers in Qatar, Minister for Development Planning, Labour and Social Affairs H E Dr Issa bin Saad Jaffali Naimi suggesting there should be more.

Naimi said: “We are extremely proud of the contribution Thai nationals make to Qatar’s development and growth. As we move towards realising Qatar’s National Vision 2030, we look forward to welcoming more highly-skilled individuals from Thailand over the coming years.”

source: The Peninsula