Qatar red-tape in private sector to be removed

in an effort to encourage private sector involvement in the Qatari economy, the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs has said that all related red tape will be abolished

Qatar says labour law revisions remove red tape that binds private companies.
Qatar says labour law revisions remove red tape that binds private companies.

The ongoing red tape in dealing with the private sector will be removed, according to the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs.

According to The Peninsula, in an effort to encourage private sector involvement in Qatar's economy, private companies will be given incentives and all former barriers facing them will be removed, said H E Dr Abdullah bin Saleh Al Khulaifi.

As Qatar moves further away from hydrocarbon dependancy, the private sector is being wooed more to become actively involved.

The Minister emphasised the importance that the private sector plays in the Qatar economy: “The Labour Ministry considers the private sector as a key partner in the country’s development. We look forward to their active cooperation in implementing the provisions of the Labour law.”

During the opening of a Career Fair at Qatar University – ninth of a series being held in which the private sector is actively participating – he said private players were vital in ensuring the highest standards of occupational safety in the country.

He referred to the latest amendment to the labour law in which a wage protection system (WPS) is mandatory and whereby all private sector workers must be paid electronically; aimed at improving the country’s job market.

“We keep upgrading the labour legislation in order to incorporate the necessary changes which become the demand of the day due to social and economic developments taking place in our midst,” he said.

For this key amendment, Qatar Central Bank, the Ministry of Finance and Qatar Chamber as well as local banks put in effort jointly with the Labour Ministry, he commented.

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