GCC plans to improve living conditions

March 5, 2011

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is to launch a massive Marshall-style plan to assist Bahrain and Oman who have been hit by security unrest, a Kuwaiti daily has reported.

Al Qabas yesterday said that the two countries are facing living conditions problems and the GCC is working on addressing the issue through massive aid-packages.

A Gulf summit could be held to discuss the developments, the daily said, citing “highly-placed” sources that it did not name.

According to the daily, the GCC plan will seek to improve economic conditions and living standards in Bahrain and Oman and includes four major points.

Improving conditions

Under the plan, the GCC will work on improving economic, social and living conditions of Omani and Bahraini citizens.

It will also provide houses to needy citizens in both countries and will seek new employment opportunities for young men and women seeking jobs.

The plan will also work on enhancing services offered by Bahrain and Oman to their citizens, the daily said.

The sources said that the labour markets in the other four GCC countries will be used to employ Bahrainis and Omanis who will be given employment priorities and benefits.




About the author

Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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