Expatriates welfare and overseas employment state minister Imran Ahmad on Tuesday urged the recruiting agencies to open their offices at district level to recruit migrant workers for overseas jobs without help of brokers.
He made the call while Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies leader met him at Probashi Kalyan Bhaban.
BAIRA president Benjir Ahmed who is a ruling party MP led the delegation that comprised all BIAIRA executive committee members and other members.
Imran sought cooperation of the BAIRA leaders to ensure a low-cost and safe migration for the country’s poor migrant workers.
After the meeting, BAIRA secretary-general Shameem Ahmed Chowdhury Noman told reporters that it was a routine meeting with the ministry officials and they shared some current issues about migration.
He said that the BAIRA proposed to the ministry to introduce a ‘biometric recruitment process’ to cut the migration cost of the workers.
Noman said that the BAIRA leaders agreed with the ministry to send workers abroad at low cost and that they were ready to help the government to stop human trafficking.
‘The BAIRA wants that the government will facilitate all its members to send workers to any country without forging any syndicate,’ he said.
EWOE ministry secretary Rownaq Jahan, among other senior officials presented at the meeting.