More than 100,000 foreigners working in Brunei: official

Post Date : October 2, 2016 | 5:57 pm

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct. 2: (Xinhua) — The number of foreign workers staying in Brunei remains over 100,000 with a majority of them employed under the private sector, said Hj Shariful-Bahri, the acting commissioner of Brunei’s Department of Labour.

Hj Shariful-Bahri said that there are currently more than 100,000 foreign nationals working in Brunei and that many of them are working in the construction sector.

Brunei had a population of 411,900 in 2014, according to official statistics.”Construction industry is the biggest sector that employs foreign workers,” he was quoted as saying by a local report Sunday.Hj Shariful-Bahri also said that more than 90,000 foreigners are currently employed by the private sector.

The acting commissioner said that most of the foreign workers come from neighbouring countries, as well as South Asia.”The top ranking countries are Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia. For the past years, more foreigners are coming from India and Bangladesh,” he added.

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