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Number of Indians working in Oman sees sharp fall

The number of Indians working in Oman has witnessed a drop over the last two months, according to a news report. There has also been a drop in the number of expatriate workers coming to Oman from Pakistan, Ethiopia and Egypt, the Times of Oman report said quoting the latest data released by National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
The NCSI data shows 0.1 per cent drop in the number of Indians who arrived in May as compared to April.
While 597,769 Indians were working in Oman in March this year, the number fell to 596,226 in April.
According to the data, the number of Indians who in arrived in Oman fell from 596,590 in April to 596,226 in May. Similarly, there has been a drop of 0.6 per cent in the number of Pakistanis, 2.9 per cent in the number of Ethiopians and 0.4 per cent in the number of Egyptians during the same period, the report said.
‘The dip in the number of Indians can be attributed to the change in attitude among south Indian workers who are unwilling to come to the Gulf. Now, they are not willing to work as hard as they used to do in the past,’ Abdul Gafoor, who runs a construction company in Oman, told the newspaper.
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