RIYADHAs many as 390,828 work visas have been issued during the 1st quarter of 2019, local Arabic daily Al-Watan reported on Wednesday quoting a report issued by the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat).

Giving a breakdown of the visas, the report said 229,457 were issued for the individuals representing 58.8 percent, 143,685 for the private sector and 17,686 for the government.

According to the report, until last March there were 2.863 million male and female house helps in the Kingdom of whom about 53.8 percent were drivers.