Regulating labour accommodations
TDT | Manama
The Cabinet approved yesterday a proposal submitted by the Council of Representatives on regulating the spread of the collective accommodation of expatriate labour workers in residential neighbourhoods. The Cabinet also endorsed another proposal on finding a solution to the issue of expatriate bachelors across the country, in general, and the Southern Governorate, in particular.
These came in the weekly Cabinet session, held via video conference, chaired by His Royal Highness the Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and attended by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier.
The relevant authorities were requested to implement the provisions of the two proposals, in accordance with the laws and regulations in force. A number of other parliamentary proposals were approved.
The session gave the go-ahead for a proposal urging the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry to ban the importation of shoddy or poor-quality electrical goods. The same Ministry was requested to ban the entry of those devices unless their importers show certificates issued by credible and authorised entities.
The Cabinet also approved the government’s draft reply to a proposal on exempting citizens and their wives, who have become real estate owners through inheritance, or those who have benefited from a housing unit through one of the existing housing financing methods, from the ownership condition in order to receive housing services. Further, the Cabinet approved a proposal on the housing allowance.