The United Arab Emirates has conveyed its interest to hire 3,000 drivers from Bangladesh, said officials.
UAE Ambassador in Bangladesh Saed Mohammed ALMheiri met expatriates welfare and overseas employment state minister Imran Ahmad at his office Monday to convey the interest, EWOE ministry officials told New Age later.
They said that the envoy also expressed his country’s interest in hiring Bangladeshi workers for the Expo 2020, to be hosted by Dubai in October 2020.
‘We agreed to provide 3,000 drivers to the UAE, ’ Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training director general Salim Reza told New Age after the meeting.
‘We groomed around 10,000 drivers who are proficient in spoken Arabic and English,’ he said.
In 2012, the UAE stopped recruiting workers from Bangladesh citing irregularities in recruitment process in Bangladesh.
According to BMET data, over 23.69 lakh Bangladeshi male and female workers have migrated to work in the UAE since 1976.
BMET officials said, ‘We already began grooming female drivers for sending them to the Saudi Arabia, which conveyed its interest to hire male and female drivers from Bangladesh.’
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