Coronavirus: KNPC finalises land for construction of three housing project sites for expat workers

Temporary housing sites will accommodate a total of 8,332 workers

Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has readied land for the construction of the first of three temporary residential complexes being built in the country for expatriate workers.

According to a report by KUNA, KNPC announced that it has finalised the establishment and equipment of the first of these temporary housing sites being set up as a contribution to the state’s efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Once completed, these residential complexes will be able to accommodate a total of 8,332 workers, the report added, quoting a top official.

“The first site, located in district of Ardiyah, can accommodate 1,590 persons initially and later its capacity can be increased to 3,190,” stated Deputy CEO Abdullah Al Ajmi.

“The second complex, to be set up in South Al Sabbahiya and the third one at Al Jahra, will both be equipped in coming days. Once ready, they will have a capacity of 4,252 persons,” he revealed.

Al Ajmi added that once completed, KNPC will maintain these sites and secure water and power generators for the units. It will then hand them over to the cabinet-affiliated quarantine commission to determine how to use them, he concluded.

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