Northern Governorate continues inspection visits to labour camps
TDT | Manama
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The Northern Governorate is stepping up its campaign to inspect labour camps in its regions and villages.
Governor Ali bin Shaikh Abdul Hussein Al Asfour explained that the inspection visits aim to determine and improve the conditions of joint collective accommodations, particularly reducing congestions.
According to Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), reports about overcrowding at labour camps are alarming and need to be resolved urgently to avoid health problems among expatriate workers.
Al Asfour was accompanied on the inspection tour by Khalid Abdullatif, Director of Services Department, Essam Al Khayyat, Head of Investment, and Hassan Al Sammak, Senior Investment Specialist.
They detected a number of violations including residency issue among the workers.
The governorate has so far monitored approximately 500 joint labour camps, and the correction of their conditions is underway, according to the safety requirements specified for this type of housing.
Al Asfour affirmed that such inspection visits will continue to ensure the application of safety and security conditions at labour camps and its compliance to the preventive and precautionary measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
He added that the visits come as a result of cooperation and coordination with the relevant security authorities to reinforce preventive and precautionary measures at labourers’ residences.
Members of the joint team praised the efforts exerted by the Northern Governorate to ensure the continuity of inspection visits to achieve safety and security amidst the existence of COVID-19.