Qatar agreed to raise 300 riyals for BD housemaid

Qatar government has agreed to increase 300 riyals for a Bangladeshi domestic workers.

The minimum monthly wage for a domestic worker was raised from exisitng 900 riyals to 1200 riyals.

Qatat gave the consent to raise the minimum monthly wage for a Bangladeshi domestic worker at a joint working group meeting in Probashi Kalyan Bhaban on Thursday, said an expatriates' welfare ministry press release.

Brigadier Mohammed Ahmed M Al Atiq Al Dossary, additional director general of passport department of Qatar government led the five-member Qatari delegation at the fourth joint working group meeting while acting secretary to expatriates' welfare and overseas employment ministry Begum Shamsun Nahar led the nine-member Bangladesh team.

The Qatari team expressed keenness to recruit skilled female workers including nurse, engineers, teacher, IT workers and sale person from Bangladesh.

Both the sides have agreed to increase security and other facilities of Bangladeshi workers in Qatar and reduce their migration cost.

Centring Fatball World Cup of 2022 in Qatar, the country needs huge number of foreign workers as massive development activities are going on.

Both the sides discussed to introduce a hotline to ease and increase the labour migration.

Qatar also expressed its eagerness to recruit more from Bangladesh for its National Development Planning Vision-2030.  

After the meeting, the Qatari delegation had a courtesy call on EWOE minister Nurul Islam at his office.

Nurul Islam recalled his visit to Qatar and had a meeting with Qatar Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs Minister Issa Saad Al-Fafali Al- Nuaimi who assured of recruiting huge workers from Bangladesh.

According to Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training, Qatar has been recruiting workers from Bangladesh since 1976.

More than 500,000 workers have gone to work in Qatar, BMET data showed.

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