The government is taking an initiative for setting up a support center to provide necessary facilities including temporary accommodation to the expatriate workers, Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed has said.
Besides, a hospital and diagnostic center will be set up in Bhatara area of Dhaka to provide medical services to the expatriate workers at a low cost, he said.
The Minister said this at an event of Wage Earners’ Welfare Board at Probashi Kalyan Bhaban on Sunday, reports UNB.
Terming the present government as an expatriate-friendly one, the minister said the government is working for the welfare of expatriate workers.
As part of this, a yearly allowance Tk 12,000 is being provided to the expatriate workers’ children with disabilities.
Director-General of Wage Earners Welfare Board Md Hamidur Rahman presided over the meeting while Director General of Manpower, Employment and Training Bureau Md Shahidul Alam NDC, Managing Director of Expatriate Welfare Bank Md Zahidul Haque, Wage Earners Welfare Board Director Shoaib Ahmed Khan were, among others, present.