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Manpower export potentials increasing in Australia, Russia, Thailand, Middle East

Mirajul Moin Joy

Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam at a press conference held at his ministry

17 December 2016, Nirapad News: Manpower export potentials are brightening in Australia, Russia, Thailand and the Middle East as the government takes all out measures to offset the recent downslide in remittance earnings, official sources said today.

“In addition, steps have also been taken to generate more employment in zero costs in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Qatar,” Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam told journalists at a press conference held at his ministry.

Organized on the eve of International Day of Migration, the press conference was addressed, among others, by Expatriate Welfare Secretary Begum Shamsun Nahar and Director General of Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) Selim Reza.

Nurul Islam said so far 7,22,100 Bangladesh nationals have gotten overseas employment until December 15 this year and it is expected to reach a record number of 7.5 lakh by the year end. Saudi Arabia has ranked number one for such employment, he added.

According to the ministry, more than 20 Lakh adults come to labour market each year in the country while their employment opportunities are limited. As a result, a significant number of people seek overseas employment and now Bangladesh workers are employed in 162 countries.

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