Come Tuesday, it will be illegal for labor camps in Qatar to be located in residential areas. The one exception, according to an Al Rayyan municipal official, will be made for camps around which no Qatari families reside.
The Peninsula reports:
This was disclosed by Rashid Saed Al Naimi, Director of Al Rayyan Municipality.
However, it must be made hundred percent sure that the area concerned has no Qatari family at all and only then would a labour camp be allowed to remain put in that area.
According to the Gulf Times, enforcement of the ban will entail several steps:
A violation report would be submitted and a notice for evacuation would be given to the involved party. In case of compliance, a settlement report would be recorded and the violator would pay the fine.
Then, evacuation would take place while the inspector ensures that the process was properly implemented. Otherwise the building would be evacuated by force with the police’s help.
If it’s camps we’re talking about, then wouldn’t the laborers need their sponsors’ help to move? Will be interesting to see what kind of shifts take place next week, right before Eid holidays.