Workers will now have access to 1500 coputers for free thanks to the efforts of Ministry of Transport and Communications and minister HE Minister Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti announced Monday the launch of the executive and sustainable phase of The Better Connections Program that works, in cooperation with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs, on setting up fully-functioning ICT facilities equipped with refurbished hardware.
1500 computer halls are set to be put up over the coming two years. HE the Minister was giving a speech during the opening ceremony of ‘Labour Care’ annual conference. His Excellency said that the program will include providing free access to computers for workers, in addition to access to internet services and training. This will be done by providing IT halls in the workers’ housing locations.
HE the Minister said that the program, ever since its launch in 2014, has been working on providing access to the biggest number of workers by partnering with a number of governmental and private institutions, in addition to partnering with civil society and private companies.