Govt. plans to send 1000 workers of backward upazilas abroad every year


SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 12, 2109 (BSS) – State Minister for Labour and
Employment Begum Munnujan Sufian today told the Jatiya Sangsad that the
government has planned to send 1000 workers from country’s backward
upazilas to abroad per year.

“The government has taken this decision to inspire the expatriation process
at the backward upazilas throughout the country,” she said, replying to a
question from treasury bench member Anwarul Abedin Khan during the question
and answer session in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in
the chair.

About the export of manpower, the state minister said Bangladesh is now
exporting workers to 158 countries. The government has introduced a
database on expatriate workers while steps are also being taken to prepare
a database on returnees workers.

Munnujan said no district quota system is being followed to send manpower
to different foreign countries and people of all districts have the scope
to go abroad with jobs.