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Kuwait to bring housekeepers from several countries -- Min. Al-Roudhan

KUWAIT, Feb 13 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Cabinet has approved recommendations, issued by the housekeepers' panel, allowing Al-Durra company to bring in workers from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Nepal, said the Minister of Commerce and Industry.
Speaking at Tuesday's parliamentary session, Khaled Al-Roudhan, also the Minister of State for Youth Affairs, indicated that the Cabinet had also recommended that delegations be sent to these countries to work out dispatch of the workers to Kuwait, rapidly.
One of the recommendations stipulates that the Foreign Ministry empower Al-Durra Company to open offices in several states.
Minster Al-Roudhan, on October 23, announced government's approval of forming the special committee, grouping representatives from the ministries of commerce, interior, foreign affairs, the Public Authority for Manpower, Al-Durra Company for domestic workers and Kuwait Housekeepers Union, to discuss payments for the house helpers and problems affecting Al-Durra Company.
Earlier today, a senior Kuwaiti official announced that Kuwait was resorting to all available diplomatic channels, in response to latest critical rhetoric uttered by officials in the Philippines regarding status of the Filipino workers in Kuwait. (end) jy.rk