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Adequate housing: Labour ministry begins second phase of inspection campaign

Tribune News Network
Doha
The Ministry of Administrative Development has begun the second phase of an inspection campaign to ensure compliance with a ministerial order determining the requirements and specifications of adequate housing for workers. 
The second phase of the campaign saw labour officials inspecting neighbourhoods in Al Rayyan region, including Freej Al-Marra, Muaither, Al-Rayyan Al-Atiq and the streets of Umm Al-Doom and Al-Shafi. 
The inspections were carried out by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
The first phase of the campaign, which took place between April 22 and June 30 last year resulted the ceasing of 6,025 violations. As many as 1,430 homes were inspected.
These campaigns come as part of implementing Decision No. 18 of 2014 determining the requirements and specifications of housing appropriate for workers, and aim to determine the extent of application of health and decent housing requirements in terms of the number of residents and the cleanliness and safety of housing.
The campaigns are also carried out according to a plan organized by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs to ensure the levels of housing and adjust their conditions, and to urge employers to transfer their workers to the homes designated for workers in different workers cities.
The procedures of the campaigns are to inspect the housing, and to place posters on the violator thereof, with an explanation of the inspection date, the inspector's number and the capacity of each housing. Tenants and companies are advised of the need to adjust their conditions within a week from the date of inspection and evacuate the excess number of workers according to the capacity of each housing.
The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs stresses the need to adhere to the conditions and specifications for adequate housing for workers in accordance with Ministerial Resolution No. 18 of 2014, which provides for a healthy environment within the housing by not increasing the density of workers inside the common room and allocating space for each bed not less than 6 square meters and providing housing as Periodic with proper disinfectants and detergents, and that all rooms are well ventilated, and in case of violation, legal procedures are applied and the company file is suspended

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