30,000 expats leave Kuwait in first four days of May

      Published on Wednesday, 8 May , 2019      580 Views     
30,000 expats leave Kuwait in first four days of May

  • Life

The number of expatriate residents in Kuwait has fallen by approximately 30,000 in the first four days of May, according to local media reports.



Citing anonymous ‘official sources’, the Kuwait Times reported that the figure comes from Ministry of Interior figures provided to the Public Authority of Civil Information that show expats who have cancelled their residency visas or were issued with new ones.

“The number showed that expats dropped by around 30,000 in the first four days of May,” the newspaper quoted the source as saying.

Further, the sources explained that as of last Saturday, the total number of Kuwaiti citizens in the country was 1,412,264 (29.7 percent of the population) compare to 3,333,027 expatriates (70.3 percent).

The total number of residents in the country was calculated at 4,745,291.

In November, another Kuwait newspaper, Al-Qabas, reported that Kuwait could reduce its number of expats by at least 1.5 million over the next seven years as it aims to achieve a demographic balance with nationals.

It said the government’s legal body had requested a national committee dedicated to demographic management. It would have the power to achieve a population consisting of 50% Kuwaitis.



The Kuwaiti national population is expected to increase to 1.7 million within seven years, although they currently stand at 1.4 million compared to 3.2 million expats, according to figures by the Public Authority for Civil Authority (PACI).


Category Life | 2019/05/08 latest update at 2:00 AM
Source : Arabian Business | Photocredit : Google
581 Views
Comments Add comment



Gulf Media

Related Articles

The editorial staff of Kuwait Media would like to give all of its readers from Gulf and Kuwait and the whole world the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the website! If you have something interesting, fun, scandalous - just something worth to be seen from more people. Capture it and share it in the Kuwait Today with a short text.

Do you have information you want to reach our readers?

Send article/s

You can subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter and Google pages or use our RSS feed channel to always read the most important news about Kuwait, the Gulf and the world.


Outrage as poverty leads young bidoon man to commit suicide in Kuwait
Kuwait Kuwait news

Outrage as poverty leads young bidoon man to commit suicide in Kuwait

Human rights activists and social media users expressed outrage after a “stateless young man” or “bidoon” committed suicide…

How the BRI is bolstering China-Arab ties

‘Four Seasons’ economic workshop

BANK MUSCAT AND MEETHAQ JOINT BOARD MEETING REVIEWS PERFORMANCE

Region “critical and very dangerous “ Emir

Region “critical and very dangerous “

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah said Tuesday the foreign ministry has a further…

In Kuwait, King reiterates support for Arab Gulf in safeguarding stability Emir

In Kuwait, King reiterates support for Arab Gulf in safeguarding stability

His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, held talks with Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah…

Kuwait raises security alert around oil installments in territorial waters Emir

Kuwait raises security alert around oil installments in territorial waters

Kuwait has increased security measures near oil installations and territorial waters amid rising tension between the United States…

Kuwait’s steady hand in Gulf affairs Emir

Kuwait’s steady hand in Gulf affairs

When Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Kuwait March 5 for talks on the Gulf and the region, it was…

Technology

Kuwait lifestyle and lifestyle Kuwait news

Lifestyle

Kuwait lifestyle and lifestyle Kuwait news

Culture

Culture news and Kuwait culture news

Sport

Sport news from Kuwait and world sport news

Events

Kuwait Events and Events News

Government

Kuwait government News

Emir

News from the Emir of Kuwait