Muscat: The Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) has urged companies and public establishments within the zone to avoid housing workers in residential neighbourhoods, and to offer them accommodations which are approved by the concerned authorities.
The Authority said in a statement: "We would like to draw your attention to the continuous complaints received by SEZAD with regards to worker accommodation in residential areas. The joint inspection carried out by the concerned authorities in Duqm indicates that most of these accommodations house workers of projects operating in SEZAD."
Adding that the workers found living in such accommodations were doing so without meeting minimum health and safety requirements, SEZAD pointed out that these houses were also illegally built in unlicensed areas and were not authorised by the concerned authorities.
"In order to avoid any legal action that could be taken by the concerned authorities against such accommodation, SEZAD calls upon all companies and public establishments in the zone to offer accommodation approved by concerned authorities," the authority stressed.
Such housing should meet requirements and standards prescribed in Decision No.(33/2020), issued on April 9th 2020.