Construction of labourer village will be for more than 35,000 workers
The municipality of Fujairah has announced the construction of a full-fledged bachelor’s labour village for more than 35,000 workers.
The Projects Department at the civic body “has charted out a complete plan for setting up the labour village in Al Hail Industrial zone, spread over an area of 32 hectares,” Nawal Yousouf Al Hanaaei, director of the Projects department and head of the buildings section at the municipality, said.
The land, comprising 44 plots, was granted on lease by the municipality to developers and company owners. The areas of these properties range from 2,642sqm to 6,300sqm, she said.
“There will be special apartments for married workers, who will bring in their families to join them in the new labour village,” Al Hanaaei added.
The public health section at the municipality will supervise the village, and ensure health and environmental rules are adhered to. Civil Service authority inspectors will conduct round-the-clock monitoring, not only of the labour village, but of the entire industrial area.
The move came after complaints were made by local families living close to bachelors. Director-general Mohammed Saif Al Afkham said it was necessary to stamp out the unhealthy circumstances of bachelors and workers living amongst families in the city’s residential areas.