NO EXPAT LEVY FOR FACTORY WORKERS

The Saudi government has decided to bear expat fees for employees of the industrial sector for a period of five years, the Saudi Gazette reported, sighting a reliable source.

The total number of expatriates working in the manufacturing sector accounts for 644,590, and these include 628,000 men and 16,273 women.

The number of expatriate workers who came under the category with an expatriate fee of SR 800 per month stood at 444,946. The total amount of levy for them for the next 5 years is about SR 21.36 billion.

While the number of workers whose fees amounting to SR700 per month is 199,644 and the total value of the fee to be imposed for them is about SR8.39 billion. Both of these amount to a total of 29.75 billion.

The government will bear a maximum amount of around SR 29.75 billion toward expatriate fees in the industrial sector for a period of five years.

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David

We need the retirement age to change from 60 to 65 ,the expats are still full of energy and have alot of experience to offer the younger Saudi generation.

Common

So they are going to pay themselves?

Aamir

But in parallel, the ministry of labor has stopped the sponsorship transfer within Industrial sector. How long this Hold will continue ?