Qatar-Nepal Labour pact on cards
Qatar has said that it is ready to sign long due labour pact with Nepal.
According to an official source at the Labour Ministry of Qatar, negotiations with Nepal concerning domestic recruitment has ended and an agreement will be signed soon. The details of the agreement will be announced shortly, the source said.
In fact a series of earthquakes after April 25 and May 12 in Nepal stalled the signing of the agreement. On Thursday, deputy labour minister of Qatar Ahmed Al-Humaidan met with ambassador Raj Bandi and his delegation and informed them of Qatar's preparation.
During the meeting, relations between the two countries were also discussed.
Ambassador Bandi, on the occasion, has thanked custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for the support the Kingdom extended to Nepal in the wake of the earthquakes post April 25.
Qatar is one of the most favoured destinations for Nepali migrant workers. More Nepali migrant workers have been choosing Qatar, the kingdom needed more labours for the preparation for the World Cup scheduled in Qatar on 2022.
Qatar’s labour minister Abdullah bin Saleh al-Khulaifi visited Kathmandu April and promised to introduce a series of changes in the labour law of Qatar. He also said that his nation would need even more Nepali migrant workers as it strives to complete World Cup stadiums and infrastructure projects in time for 2022.