A total of 11.66 lakh female migrant workers went to different countries so far, Expatriates’ Welfare Minister Imran Ahmad told parliament yesterday.
Bangladesh has signed a memorandum of understanding with Libya, aiming to expand labour market for Bangladesh, send more workers through regular channels, and ensure their safety.
There has been a noticeable increase in the migration of Bangladeshi workers to smaller overseas labour markets through regular channels in recent years, signaling a promising path for the sector’s expansion.
Around 47 percent Bangladeshi migrant workers in the Maldives do not receive the wages promised to them, according to a recent study.
Recruitment of new Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia has been tainted by a number of irregularities, with a few dozen workers falling into trouble, which includes joblessness.
During the meeting, the gulf country showed interest in hiring professionals, technologists, nurses and caregivers from Bangladesh
Despite sending well over a million migrants abroad last year, Bangladesh is unlikely to get the desired remittance from them as almost four out of five of them were less skilled.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia Md Golam Sarwar has called for ensuring transparency in the recruitment process of workers from Bangladesh to Malaysia