Bangladesh Missions Not Providing Desired Services to Migrants

Planning Minister MA Mannan on Saturday said that the Bangladesh missions abroad were not extending proper services to the country’s migrant workers who were employed in different countries across the world.

“The embassies are not providing desired services for the migrants’ welfare. Our missions will have to more migrant friendly,” he said.

The minister made the remark while speaking at a mock parliament, organized by Debate for Democracy at a conference room of the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation.

Speaking as chief guest, he said that the missions should provide services to the migrant workers for 24 hours and the embassy officials would have to play their responsible roles to render services to migrants.

About female migration, the planning minister said that female migration was very sensitive and the government would take new decision about the issue in light of reality.

“Wages of the expatriates will be re-setup adjusting wages of foreign workers and the government is stressing on sending more trained and skilled workers abroad,” he said.

Mannan said that inter-communications with different countries would have to be increased considering safe migration and other financial issues as labour, capital and people donot remain stagnant in a single place.

Debate for Democracy chairman Hasan Ahmed Chowdhury Kiran presided over the mock parliament.

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