Malaysian employers conveyed their requests to hire 5,000 workers from Bangladesh under the newly introduced Government to Government plus system, officials said Saturday.
The requests were conveyed to the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training through the Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, they told New Age.
BMET director general Md Salim Reza and officials in the Bangladesh High Commission in KL confirmed the development as ‘belated but expected’.
Salim said that the new recruits would get jobs in plantation and manufacturing sectors in the host country.
A bilateral memorandum of understanding signed in February 2016 introduced the G 2G Plus system replacing the G2G arrangement.
The G2G Plus system envisages hiring workers for Malaysia by private recruit ing agencies.
It replaced the government to government recruitments under the G2G mechanism as no Malaysian company showed any interest in it.
Bangladesh labour counselor in KL Md Sayedul Islam said that that the Malaysian government had declared Bangladesh as a source country for hiring workers for all of its economic sectors.
He said that Malaysian employers were keen to hire more workers from Bangladesh pretty soon.
This year, state minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam said, Malaysia was expected to hire between five to seven lakh workers from Bangladesh under the G2G Plus system.
He said that all the
hiring would be transparent as it would take place through the digital or online system.
He said that the online recruitments would minimize the involvement of middlemen from the hiring process.
Over six lakh workers of Bangladesh were already working in Malaysia.
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