Govt Takes Steps to Resolve Problems in Kuwaiti Labour Market: Minister
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Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam said Tuesday that the government has taken necessary measures to resolve the emerging problems in Kuwaiti labour market where the recruitment of workers from Bangladesh has been banned by the authorities.

Replying to a question, the EWOE minister made the remarks at a city restaurant while speaking at a discussion on global labour market and perspective Bangladesh as chief guest.

The minister, however, did elaborate what measures were taken by the government of Bangladesh to reopen the Kuwaiti labour markets.

The discussion was organized by Journalist Forum on Migration.

JFM president Monir Hossain presided over the discussion while Hassan Ahmed Kiron, a proprietor of recruiting agency, presented keynote paper. Former Ambassador Humayun Kabir spoke at the discussion as special guest.

The Interior Ministry of Kuwait has reintroduced a ban on recruitment of workers from Bangladesh after months from reopening in the country under certain conditions on Monday.

The workers from Bangladesh could work in the country under certain rules, including having to work for an employer who owns a house, the Kuwait Times reported.

The decision came after viewing statistics which showed that the number of the Bangladeshi community in Kuwait reached 200,000 as of the end of last week, the report quoting a security source as saying.

It is not known whether the ministry would reconsider the decision in the future with stricter regulations put in place, or if this will be a long-term decision, the report added.

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