Look after Bangladeshis living overseas: PM Hasina

January 06, 2021 Bangladesh
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Occupation Ministry and recruiting agencies to look after Bangladeshi expatriates.

"I request you one thing that those who're involved with manpower migration -- from recruiting agencies to the Ministry -- to provide them (expats) the due honour and make certain they're not facing any issue," she said, information UNB.

The Primary Minister said this while addressing a programme nearly marking International Migration Evening 2020 from her official residence Ganobhaban.

Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Occupation Ministry organised the programme in Bangabandhu International Donference Center (BICC). 

Sheikh Hasina said everything has to be taken care of by the recruiting organizations and the ministry for many who are prepared to go overseas. "Ensure their security, specifically the feminine migrant workers." 

About the home-bound expatriates who've lost their jobs through the Covid-19 pandemic, she said the government is looking after them and there is absolutely no cause to be upset.

The government is providing stimulus packages while Karmasangsthan Lender, Palli Sanchay Bank and SME Foundation are there to provide them loans so that they could start their own business. 

She said there are several mega projects going on in the united states and many people will work there. "They're gaining activities working in these assignments and these encounters will be ideal for them both at home and abroad."  

The Prime Minister also urged the people of the country never to step into the path of darkness falling prey to middlemen.

She called through to all to get enlisted and wait with patience to achieve the desired jobs through proper and legal stations. 

Hasina said if the migrant personnel fall in trouble appearing instigated by an individual is very much painful and dangerous for the individuals and their families.

In this regard, she recalled the deaths of lots of migrant personnel in Libya and hoped that such incidents wouldn't normally happen later on. "There is no scarcity of careers and foodstuff in the country... you do not run like a blind to capture the Golden Deer; you get abroad for careers after getting authorized, and that's what we wish."

Hasina put focus on receiving proper training prior to going abroad searching for jobs.

She mentioned that there are some persons who manage a certificate without getting proper training plus they face problems after they land in a foreign country. 

"I feel that without doing this if anyone uses working out with sincerity then see your face won't face any harassment abroad, all need to put attention for the reason that,Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas EmploymentMinistry should put considerably more surveillance in this subject," she said. 

The Primary Minister said the federal government is taking various initiatives to make the country economically more powerful and self-reliant. 

"We're on the path of attaining economical self-reliance, we're constructing 100 monetary zones...there'll be not any scarcity of work here likewise. We'll likewise have skilled workers, foreign expense is coming," she stated. 

She also briefly described various measures of the government taken for the welfare of Bangladeshi expatriates.

Bangladesh has place the topic - 'Mujib Borsho er Ahoban, Dokkho Hoye Bidesh Jan' ('The contact of Mujib Year, move abroad after finding skilled). 

Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Career Minister Imran Ahmad and Secretary Dr Ahmed Munirus Saleheen also spoke at the programme. 

Before, Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Occupation Minister Imran Ahmad, with respect to the Primary Minister, distributed education scholarship cheques among the children of Bangladeshi expatriates and commercially significant individuals (CIPs) crests among the expatriates for sending larger volume of remittance through the legal channel and investing in the country.
Source: Observerbd - Bangladesh

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