Sultan Qaboos bin Said talks about citizens and expatriates in the Sultanate
Sultan Qaboos bin Said talks about citizens and expatriates in the Sultanate

The Sultanate of Oman has issued strict laws to improve the lives of citizens in the Sultanate and all migrant workers in the camps that currently reside within the Governorate of Muscat.

In a related context, the new laws, which came within the framework of improving the life of expats, included the necessity of having a doctor, a restaurant, clean bathrooms, and improving bedrooms and beds of workers.

The English-language newspaper "Times of Oman", for its part, revealed today, Thursday, that the new laws are also aimed at ensuring that outbreaks of diseases and epidemics are not spreading.

In this regard, the Muscat Municipality stressed that any company seeking to establish a camp for its workers must provide appropriate medical services by setting up a health clinic or a comprehensive medical center.

For its part, she pointed out that all bedrooms in workers' cities should be designed to ensure ventilation and to be adequately illuminated.

"The distance between the workers' beds should not be less than 4 meters, and each worker must have his own wardrobe, and it is not allowed to lay up beds or lay a bed in the halls or any other place not intended for sleeping."

The new laws included the necessity that the labor city be built from insulating materials that are not combustible, and it is prohibited to place engines, cars, generators and any equipment that run on fuel near tents if they are present, and the distance between them and the tents should not be less than ten meters.

The municipality stressed that the workers' dormitories should be equipped with firefighting equipments and first aid, and that a rubbish barrel should be allocated to each tent.

In the recent period, the Sultanate approved a plan to establish new workers' cities in various regions, with a capacity for more than 40,000 migrant workers.

Government data indicated that about 1.78 million expatriates, mostly Asians, work in the Sultanate of Oman, while the total number of foreigners in the Sultanate is about 1.99 million people, constituting 42% of the total population of 4.677 million at the end of last month.

Corona virus has now become the subject of government consideration in the Sultanate of Oman, after spreading among citizens, so the state is fighting hard for the elimination of it.