The number of expatriate workers in the oil sector who are currently outside Kuwait is about 196. They were prevented from returning to the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak and closure of the country, reports Al-Anba daily.
It is worth mentioning that Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) paid salaries worth KD 1.2 million to these employees in three months – April, May and June.
According to informed sources, the number of expatriate workers in the oil sector who are currently outside Kuwait is 196. This includes ten employees in KPC’s administration building, 121 employees in the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), 67 doctors and medical support professionals in Ahmadi Hospital, about 49 employees of the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), four employees of the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC), two employees of the Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), three from the Petroleum International Company, three from KUFPEC, and four from KIPIC. As for the Kuwait Gulf Oil Company, it does not have any expatriate employees currently outside Kuwait.
Based on the aforementioned numbers, the cost incurred due to expatriate employees being outside the country is the highest in the Kuwait Oil Company reaching KD 820,000, followed by KNPC with KD 280,000.
SOURCE: ARABTIMES KUWIAIT