Local Arabic news Paper Alrai Reported that In the meeting of the Parliamentary Human Resources Development Committee yesterday, the government laid down its comprehensive vision to address demographic imbalances.

The vision, which met with conditional parliamentary approval, included short-term, medium and long-term solutions.

The committee has given the government, represented by Minister of Social Affairs and Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Maryam Al-Aqeel, who attended the meeting, until the end of this week to present its legislation on demographics, because the committee will submit its report to be included on the council’s agenda early next week. 

The government vision included the deportation of 360,000 immigrants in the short term, including 120,000 violating workers, 150,000 illiterate workers, and 90,000 over the age of 60.
As for the medium and long term, the government has set strategic directions and executive programs to address the imbalances in the demographics, which are based on four foundations: the localization of the government and private sector, the development of human capital, the intelligent recruitment of expatriate workers, the employment of technology and digital transformation, and that demographic imbalances have dimensions Security, social, economic, cultural and urban.

The head of the Human Resources Committee, MP Khalil Al-Saleh, said, “Minister Al-Aqeel presented the government’s vision to address the demographics, and it was a good proposal and a distinct project, which focused on the need to distribute communities in Kuwait according to the descent system so that one community would not be overwhelmed by another, for security dimensions and ensuring stability.”

The committee’s rapporteur, Osama Al-Shaheen, stated that “all Gulf countries suffer from a high percentage of foreign workers in their labor markets, with an average of 82.4 percent, which makes it a general regional challenge, in addition to being a local private.”

He added that “during the 15 years (2005-2020), the Kuwaiti population growth rate was 55 percent, while the growth of expatriates reached 100 percent in the same period, according to the government report data on demographics.”

Dimensions of imbalances of the composition

 Security:

– Inflating and concentrating specific nationalities in specific places.
– The high percentage of uneducated males.

 Socially:

– The prevalence of abnormal behaviors.
The number of males to females has tripled.

 Economically:

– The high cost to the state as a result of subsidy policies.
No knowledge or investment value added to marginal employment.

 Culturally:

– Promoting a culture of dependence in work for expatriates.
– Entering extraneous customs and incompatible with the culture of society.

 Urban:

– Damage to infrastructure, particularly health.
Creating non-urban societies in the absence of workers’ cities

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