KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah meets members of the team on addressing demographic imbalance. - KUNA

KUWAIT: A government team tasked with addressing the demographic imbalance identified the administrative, legal and executive loopholes which led to the surge of foreign workers in Kuwait. It made proposals to restructure foreign workers in the public and private sectors, decrease the number of marginal workers, while taking into consideration the security, social and economic dimensions of this issue. It also recommended a number of legislative reforms to bring to account those responsible for the demographic imbalance.

The team is one of four groups of experts formed by the Cabinet to study and set proposals to tackle four of the most pressing issues in the country. The teams submitted their reports to His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah in a meeting at Seif Palace on Tuesday. The other three teams tackle the key issues of economic reforms, social media regulation, and education overhaul.

Economic situation
The economic reform team informed His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled about the coordination between relevant public and private institutions to assess the current economic situation, and its impact on state resources, as well as their proposed practical solutions to boost the state economy and its financial situation. The social media team apprised His Highness the Prime Minister off their vision and recommendations to combat the negative aspects of social media in line with laws and without jeopardizing the constitutionally enshrined freedom of expression.

The team assigned with the educational strategy briefed His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled about their evaluation of the plans of the ministries of education and higher education as well as other public and private educational institutions to upgrade the educational process and to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. At the conclusion of the meeting, His Highness the Premier thanked the teams for their sincere efforts and valuable reports. He noted that the Cabinet will thoroughly study the teams' reports and proposals to choose the optimal solutions for these pressing issues. - KUNA