The government has taken a plan to select and train 1,000 workers in each upazila for overseas jobs annually.
Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry officials told New Age that the plan was taken to cut down workers’ migration costs.
They said that the names of workers keen to work abroad would be enlisted in the upazila wise database.
The recruiting agencies would be asked to select and send workers from the database.
Eliminating brokers and middlemen from the migration process is also a goal of the plan, they said.
Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training director general Salim Reza said that the government was serious about implementing the plan.
EWOE Ministry secretary in charge Rownaq Jahan told New Age that training skilled manpower in each upazila was the government’s top priority.
She said that upazila and district administrations would be involved with implementation of the plan.
‘The government is working to ensure safe, orderly and responsible migration as the Global Compact on Migration requires,’ she said.
In the last week, the government directed the domestic recruiting agencies to open their offices at each upazila town.
In 2018, migrant workers remitted over $15 billion back home.
Officials admit said that reducing migration cost remains the number one challenge for Bangladesh.
Migration cost for Bangladeshi workers is the highest in the world. source : the New age.