Bangladeshi workers continue to play significant role in the UAE economy and they consider UAE as their second home, according to Muhammad Imran, Bangladesh Ambassador to UAE.
The envoy was speaking to Khaleej Times on the sidelines of the Independence Day celebrations held recently in Dubai.
In the 1970s and 80s, Bangladeshi skilled and semi-skilled labour has contributed to initial development phase of UAE while Bangladeshi engineers worked in energy and power sector. Besides, Bangladeshi companies were involved in development of number of infrastructure projects and the majority working in farming sector was from Bangladesh.
He said that although the numbers of Bangladeshi workers reduced in recent years, the workforce from Bangladesh continue to play significant role in the UAE economy.
The event hosted by Bangladesh General Consul in Dubai S. Bodiruzzaman was attended by Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment; Ambassador Abdul Rahman Al Matoui, director at Ministry of Foreign Affairs office; foreign diplomats and community members.