The government is giving priority to sending skilled workers abroad to help boost remittance inflow, said Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad on Thursday.
He said there is a good demand for Bangladeshi workers in different countries, which are emphasising hiring skilled workers having language expertise.
"We believe if we can build a good position in this area (overseas employment), the remittance earnings would rise gradually," he hoped.
The minister was speaking at a stipend distribution ceremony at the Probashi Kallyan Bhaban in Dhaka.
A total of 162 migrants' children were provided with financial stipend by the Wage Earners' Welfare Board at the programme.
The government is always by the side of the migrant workers, said Imran Ahmad, adding that his government had introduced a stipend programme for migrants' children so that they could continue their study properly.
Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam spoke at the event as a special guest, with Dr Ahmed Munirus Saleheen, secretary of the expatriates' welfare ministry, in the chair.
Director General of the Wage Earners' Welfare Board Md Hamidur Rahman also spoke at the programme.