Saudi Arabia issued 148,482 private driver visas during the first quarter of 2019, the Saudi Gazette reported, quoting local daily Al-Watan.
The ministry of Labor and Social Development said a total of 67,152 visas were issued under the title “male house help” and 126,913 for “housemaids.”
According to the Ministry, with 64,000 visas Bangladesh topped for exporting labor to Saudi Arabia, followed by Pakistan for which 51,800 visas were issued.
The ministry said in the first quarter of 2019 there were 49,000 visas issued for India, 46,454 for the Philippines, 35,543 for Egypt, 24,000 for Yemen, 23,375 for Sudan, 18,000 for Ethiopia, 16,214 for Uganda and 6,000 for Kenya.
There were 1.5 million male drivers during the first three months of 2019 against 459 female drivers in the Kingdom and 324,348 male house helpers and 932,436 females also working in the Kingdom.