DHAKA, May 25, 2023 (BSS) - Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment
Minister Imran Ahmad has expressed hope more workers of the country might be
recruited abroad this year.
"Compared to last year, more workers of the country are likely to go abroad
this year," he said.
The minister said this while addressing as the chief guest at a seminar
titled: "Possibilities of Bangladesh remittance flow, challenges and
solutions" jointly organised by the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and
Foreign Employment and Better Bangladesh Foundation at the city's Foreign
Service Academy on Thursday.
Talking about the currency of reserve, he said: "Our reserve is declining
over the period... We must have to admit that expatriates have a lot to
contribute in the country's reserve. I think the present government has done
Senior Secretary of the Ministry Dr. Ahmed Munirus Saleheen and Saudi
Ambassador to Bangladesh Issa bin Youssef Al-Dahilan also spoke as the
special guests on the occasion.
Imran said Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of the country, can play an
important role in sending remittance money to the relatives of the overseas
workers. So, the central bank authority to adopt an easy system for the
overseas workers including 'mobile financial service' in sending money to
their families, the minister suggested.
Chaired by Better Bangladesh Foundation Chairman Professor Masud A Khan, the
seminar was also addressed, among others, by Director General (DG) of the
Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) M Shahidul Alam, Chairman
of Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) Dr Tasneem Siddiqui,
Economist Dr Ahsan H Mansur, Chief Economist of Bangladesh Bank Dr Habibur
Rahman, honorary Non-government Adviser (NGA) at Bangladesh Competition
Commission Mohammad Shahjahan Siddiqui and Bangladesh Association of
International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA) Secretary General Ali Haider.