Send Remittance Through Legal Channels: Minister

Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam, who is now visiting Zurich of Switzerland, has urged the expatriates Bangladeshis to send remittance through legal channels to boost the country’s economy.

Speaking at an opinion exchange meeting in Zurich, the minister also urged the Bangladeshi expatriates to become member of the Wage Earners Welfare Board to avail the government welfare opportunity, extended by the WEWB.

Bangladesh community in Switzerland accorded the reception for the minister and his entourage on Tuesday afternoon, according to a message received here on Wednesday.

Nurul Islam also said that Bangladesh government would start providing consulate service from Zurich very soon.

The Minister lauded the Bangladeshi expatriates who were working in Europe for sending their hard-earned remittance to homeland to keep the country’s economy vibrant.

Bangladesh Ambassador in Switzerland Shameem Ahsan also spoke at the reception as special guest.

A six-member delegation led by expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister Nurul Islam is in Switzerland in the second of its four-leg European tour after Spain ‘to explore the job market for workers of Bangladesh.

The tour would take the high-powered team to Italy and Greece, EWOE Ministry officials said.

EWOE Minister Nurul Islam is expected to meet labour ministers of Italy and Greece, they said.

In Spain, minister Nurul Islam met the Bangladeshi community in Barcelona to exchange views, senior EWOE ministry officials said.

Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training director general Salim Raza, Bangladesh Overseas Employment Service Limited managing director Maran Kumar Chakraborty and EWOE ministry’s joint secretary for missions Nasreen Jahan accompanied the EWOE minister.

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