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12 Feb 2020

Joseph Varghese, Gulf Times

Qatar: Migrant workers on World Cup projects to be reimbursed $30m for recruitment fees

"Three more stadiums to be launched this year," 10 Feb 2020

About $30mn will be reimbursed by the contractors this year to those workers who had paid recruitment fee in their home countries...

“By 2020, about 83% of our workforce will have their recruitment fee reimbursed... 50% are our workers while the other 50% are those enlisted to our projects by our contractors,” SC general secretary Hassan al-Thawadi explained...

“It is unfortunate that many workers had to pay exorbitant amounts as recruitment fee in their home countries to get opportunities to work in our projects... we initiated a programme to resolve this issue and the contractors willingly took part in the programme,” he recalled.