Stricter guidelines issued for labor housing permits in Dubai

Published December 14th, 2006 - 07:37 GMT

A new rule was issued prohibiting the renewal of permits for temporary labor accommodation in Dubai without unless health and environmental regulations are strictly complied with.


The decision was made after several unannounced visits to temporary labor accommodations in the city by members of the committee to oversee health and environment affairs of laborers in Dubai, according to Khaleej Times.


“During recent visits, we realized that some temporary labor accommodations do not meet the set standards, therefore, it has been decided to freeze all permits till the time these companies improve health and environmental conditions there,” stated Eng. Salem bin Mesmar, Director Public Health Department.


“The committee will undertake future surprise visits to assess the situation of different labour accommodations within the Emirate,” he added.


Permits for temporary labour accommodation at worksites are issued by the municipality to facilitate completion of projects in time. The permits are issued for six months and are renewable for another six months.


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