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Russian government approves a project to attract 10,000 construction workers from Uzbekistan

The Russian government has approved a project to attract 10,000 construction workers from Uzbekistan. Their patenting and vaccination costs will be covered by construction companies.

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The Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation has approved a project to attract 10,000 construction workers from Uzbekistan. The resolution stipulates that citizens of Uzbekistan involved in construction work must be vaccinated against coronavirus or submit a document proving that he has been cured of the disease no later than five months before arriving in Russia.

The document states that Uzbeks coming to Russia to work will be vaccinated in Uzbekistan with the Sputnik Light vaccine. In addition, the costs of bringing workers to Russia, vaccinating them and obtaining a labor patent will be covered by the employer, and newcomers will not be quarantined for 14 days after entering the Russian Federation.

The construction companies involved in the project said that they needed skilled workers in various fields. Workers will be hired on a competitive basis in these specific areas.

According to Russian Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing Nikita Stasishin, the decision will allow concrete steps to be taken to attract migrant workers.

The participants in the project are the Russian Ministries of Labor, Interior, Foreign Affairs, Construction, Health, Education and Science, and Emergency Situations.

Currently, Russia is experiencing labor shortages due to the closure of borders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the inability to hire foreign workers.

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