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Labour camps laws enforced

Dubai Municipality will not renew permits for temporary labour camps unless strict health and environmental regulations are met

Dubai Municipality will not renew permits for temporary labour camps unless strict health and environmental regulations are met.

Eng Salem Bin Mesmar, director of the Public Health Department announced the decision following a series of surprise visits to camps within the city. Mesmar heads a recently formed committee that covers the health and environment affairs of labourers in Dubai.

“During recent visits we realised that some temporary labour accommodation does not meet the set standards,” stated Mesmar. “Therefore it has been decided to freeze all permits unless companies that built them improve health and environment conditions there.”

Permits for the accommodation were normally issued by Dubai Municipality to enable the completion of projects on time.

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