HUNDREDS of Myanmar workers are being hired for airport construction,
the hotel business and other projects in Doha, the capital of
Qatar in the Middle East.
A Yangon-based company is hiring general and skilled workers
to travel to Doha, in the Persian Gulf, next month.
“They are now hiring general workers and skilled workers
from Myanmar, especially air-con technicians and electricians,”
said the owner of the manpower company.
The company has already sent workers in collaboration with Qatar
Company, the Sharq Village Spa and Doha Company. The skilled workers
include plumbers, heavy truck drivers, welders and mechanics.
Both men and women can apply for the Doha jobs.
“They hire Myanmar workers because they are hard working,
diligent and have perseverance,” said an official from the
Ministry of Labour.
He said the workers for airport construction and the hotel business
are divided into two groups because the hotels want to hire highly
educated workers and skilled staff.
Another company involved in sending workers to Doha is the Victory
Shipping Company. Managing director U Htin Aung Thwin said they
recently began sending skilled staff to Doha, although they have
sent general workers in the past.
“They need not only skilled workers, but also general
workers such as public area cleaners and security guards for the
hotel business,” he said.
He said that all staff and workers have to sign contracts for
two years. After working in Doha for two years, they will get
paid leave and free air tickets to Myanmar. They can also renew
their contracts if they want to work there more than two years.