It’s Thursday 24th September, this is the news in 60 seconds

In today’s newspapers.

The region’s largest solar powered charging station planned in Lusail

Qatar announces ambitious plans to electrify transport

25% of the public transport bus fleet to be electric by 2022

Electric buses are to be used during the 2022 World Cup

30 charging points will be activated this year

And Karwa plan to buy 140 electric taxis this year, to be deployed for service around Hamad International Airport in the first phase.

A Philippine Labour chief has applauded the abolition of the kafala system.

Philippine Labour Secretary, Silvester Bello the third, speaking at a virtual media forum in Manila yesterday said; “Qatar has already been a good destination for OFW’s even before the Kafala system was abolished, and this recent Labour reform by the state would further attract more OFW’s to work here”.

The Ministry of Administrative Development Labour and Social Affairs, plans to develop foreign workers recruitment mechanisms

The ministry projects aim to localise jobs in the private sector, describe and classify foreign workers according to their skill level, develop mechanisms for recruiting foreign workers, and implement minimum wage and strengthen wage protection schemes.

And yesterday there was only one arrested for violating home quarantine rules.

Active cases of COVID-19 are now 2,957. Slowly creeping back up to that 3,000 figure we seem to be having so much trouble getting away from.

Of those being tested, we’re down to 1 in 20 people testing positive.

10 cases in the last 24-hour period were returning travelers, that are now in quarantine.

Don’t forget to visit our best friends at ‘Hello Qatar’. And get the most out of your time here in Qatar.

That’s all for now. Hope today is a great start to your weekend, take care and I’ll see ya tomorrow.

Qatar News in 60 Seconds – Thursday 24th September

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In today’s newspapers, read by Brian Candy

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Sources @MOPHQatar @PeninsulaQatar @GulfTimes_Qatar @Qatar_Tribune

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