Returned migrants to get group loan for rehabilitation

Diplomatic Correspondent | Published: 01:43, Jul 13,2020


The government would provide loan to returned migrant workers at four per cent interest through Probashi Kallyan Bank for rehabilitation at home.

Wage Earners Welfare Board on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding for granting Tk 200 crore to the bank as loan without interest for facilitating the project for rehabilitating the returnee workers under supervision of the expatriate welfare ministry, according to a press release.

The workers who had gone abroad for job in a regular way and sent remittance through banking channels but died there, their families also would be eligible to get the loan, according to the deal.

Expatriate welfare and overseas employment minister Imran Ahmed, who was present during the signing of the instrument, said the government had arranged the low-interest loan to facilitate rehabilitation of the workers who returned home losing job abroad in COVID-19 pandemic situation.

The returnee workers should avail the loan in groups, he said.

Probashi Kallyan Bank managing director Mahtab Zabin and Wage Earners Welfare Board director general Hamidur Rahman signed the MOU when senior officials including expatriate welfare secretary Ahmed Munirus Salehin was also present.

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