Kuwait’s interior ministry reinstated a ban on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers after months of allowing them to work in the country under tight restrictions.
According to the Kuwait Times, workers from Bangladesh could work in the country under certain rules, including having to work for an employer who owns a house.
The decision came after a study last week showed that the number of Bangladeshi workers in Kuwait reached over 200,000, the newspaper reported.
The decision was made by the Undersecretary Assistant for Citizenship and Passports Affairs Sheikh Mazen al-Jarrah. It is unclear whether the decision will be changed in the future with stricter regulations put in place, or if this will be a long-term decision.