Saudi Arabia to Privatize Inspections by Ministry of Labor: Al-Madina Newspaper

Published January 16th, 2018 - 09:30 GMT
Private companies will take over the inspection activities in a move to ensure better services especially in matters of public health, sources said. (AFP)
Private companies will take over the inspection activities in a move to ensure better services especially in matters of public health, sources said. (AFP)

The Saudi authorities are giving final touches to a plan to privatize the inspection wings of the ministry of labor and social development affairs, Al-Madina newspaper reported citing sources.

The sources said the move was aimed at boosting the performance and enforcing stricter supervision of the markets.

Private companies will take over the inspection activities in a move to ensure better services to both citizens and expatriates especially in matters pertaining to public health, they said.

The sources believed that the privatization of the inspection services will also increase the government’s revenues and will enable the private sector to work side by side with the public sector.

A recent report by the Control and Investigations Board (CIB) noted that the field inspections of the two ministries were weak and that the fees were not properly collected.


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