Expatriate welfare and overseas employment minister Imran Ahmad on Thursday said there were many faults in the process of sending manpower abroad.
He said the government is taking necessary steps to overcome the faults in the process of sending manpower abroad to ensure their safety.
The minister came up with the observation at a press briefing at Sylhet Circuit House in the afternoon.
Responding to the reporters, Imran said the Bangladesh missions are working to rescue the 35 persecuted Bangladeshi female women who recently sent video messages seeking immediate help to rescue them. ‘The government is sincerely trying to resolve the issue,’ he added. He said the number of overseas workers coming back in the country was very thin against the total figure of the Bangladeshis working in different countries.
‘Return of a single person after being persecuted or insulted at workplace is not expected,’ he said.
He informed an order has already been issued to collect the data of employers in details before exporting manpower to check such unexpected incidents.
Replying to another query, the minister said the workers returning from Libya had gone there illegally. But, the government will help them properly as they are the citizens of Bangladesh, he said.
‘International Organisation of Migration will offer $1,400 each of returned workers from the Libya,’ said.
Imran said the flow of remittance did not shrunk following the shrinking of overseas labour market in recent days.
He said the government is working to expand the labour market across the globe and Japan agreed to employ skilled workers in 15 categories from Bangladesh and an agreement already has been signed in this regard.
The expatriate welfare joint-secretary Nazrul Islam, Sylhet divisional commissioner Md Mostafizur Rahman and deputy commissioner Kazi Emdadul Islam, among others, attended the briefing.
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