26 May 2023, 16:12
Update : 26 May 2023, 16:32

More workers may go abroad this year, hopes Imran Ahmad 

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.


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