Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo: iStock
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo: iStock

Saudi Arabia is expected to bring in more medical personnel, notably nurses, from Indonesia.

Saad Al Badah, the director of Saudi Manpower Solutions (SMASCO) said in a written statement that Indonesian nurses are likely to fare better than nurses from the Philippines by 2023, Antara News reported. Currently, most of the foreign nurses in Saudi are Filipinos.

SMASCO is responsible for placing more than 90,000 workers from overseas in Saudi Arabia.

Global Alwakil Indonesia (GAI), an Indonesian company that works in the human resources field signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SMASCO to send more medical personnel to Saudi Arabia starting from next year.

Global Alwakil Indonesia also aims to establish a protection system for migrant workers.

Apart from nurses, Saudi Arabia also needs workers for its hospitality sector such as hotels.

A large number of Indonesian pilgrims visit Saudi Arabia every year, which has created a need for hospitality workers who understand pilgrims from Indonesia and how best to cater for them.