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Govt plans to send 60 lakh workers abroad in five years

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Published: 21:01, 27 February 2024   Update: 21:17, 27 February 2024
Govt plans to send 60 lakh workers abroad in five years

The government has taken an action plan to send 60 lakh workers abroad in next five years.

State Minister for Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Shafiqur Rahman Chowdhury to the Jatiya Sangsad on Tuesday while responding to a query raised by treasury bench lawmaker Nurunnabi Chowdhury of Bhola-3 at the question-answer session.

To send workers abroad is an ongoing process, he told the parliament chaired by Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

After the independence, opportunities of migration and overseas employment have been created for the Bangladeshi citizens due to appropriate, time befitting and farsighted vision of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Overseas employment starts its journey through sending 6,087 workers abroad. Overseas employment is rising day to day due to government's appropriate steps.

In 2022, 11,35,873 workers left the country for overseas employment which was over 13 lakh in 2023.

Sending of overseas workers has started again to United Arab Emirates (UAE), Maldives and Malaysia , said state minister, adding a memorandum of understating (MoU) has been signed with 17 foreign countries for sending manpower from Bangladesh, the state minister said while responding to another question brought by Nur Uddin Chowdhury Nayan MP of Lakhipur-2.