Geneva/Information Office/03 March 2016/ The State of Qatar attaches special importance to the provision of decent housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living for citizens and residents. This came in a speech of the State of Qatar delivered by Qatar's third Secretary of Qatar Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office at Geneva Ghanem Ali Al Marri before the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council, under the item (3) titled: " Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on adequatem and decent housing as a component of the right to an adequate and decent standard of living" Al Marri offered thanks of the Qatar's Mission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing Leilani Farha for her last report, dated 30 December. He pointed out that the State of Qatar had issued Housing Law No. 2 of 2007, which regulates access to appropriate housing and the right to an adequate and decent housing as follows: including 'Housing Loan' for those whose financial resources enable them to repay the value of the loan, and housing for the needy who are covered by the social security scheme" He added that the Housing Law featured several other benefits such as comfortable long-term repayment of the installments, the allocation of free of charge plot of land intended for building and the provision of free basic services such as electricity and water, among others such as demolition , re-construction and maintenance of public housing for the elderly citizens. He confirmed that the State of Qatar appreciates expatriate workers' active role, considering them as deemed partners in the development and renaissance project pursued by the state, adding that in boosting this role the Law No. (1) of 2015 amending Provisions of the Labour Law had been issued to improve the conditions of workers and securing their different needs. The Qatari diplomat pointed out the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights visited last January the Qatar's largest work camp, Labour City, which was built according to international standards and requirements for decent housing, in an area of one million and one hundred thousand square meters and accommodates a hundred thousand workers. He said that the city is a civilized and humane model provides the suitable environment, security and safety, care and hobbies for the residents .