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Modi visits UAE labour camp, underscores concern over worker welfare


By Stanley Carvalho and Rupam Jain NairABU DHABI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited a labour camp in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to highlight New Delhi's concern about the welfare of its migrant workers helping to build glitzy skyscrapers, hotels and museums in the oil-rich Gulf state.Modi's two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates coincides with international calls to improve workers' conditions in Gulf countries, which rely on Asian labour for mega projects such as the World Expo 2020 in Dubai and the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Some 2.6 million Indians live and ...

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First Published: Sun, August 16 2015. 22:34 IST