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1,000 workers to be sent abroad yearly from every upazila

Published: June 20, 2019 17:21:14


State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad on Thursday said the government has formulated a work plan to send 1,000 workers abroad per year from every upazila of the districts lagging behind in migration.

“It is open for all from the country’s all regions in going abroad as workers. No quota system is followed in this regard,” he said while replying a starred question placed by treasury bench lawmaker Anwarul Abedin Khan (Mymensingh-9) in the Jatiya Sangsad.

But, he said, for the first time the government has formulated a work plan to send 1,000 workers abroad per year from every upazila of the districts lagging behind in migration.

The state minister said workers are being sent to 173 countries so far and all data of the expatriate workers are recorded in a database.

He said the government has also a plan to formulate a separate database of the workers who return home from abroad, reports BSS.

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