18 May 2022, 21:47

Qatar to recruit construction workers from mid 2023

DHAKA,May 18,2022 (BSS) - Qatari Minister of Labour Ali bin Samikh Al Marri
said that recruitment of construction workers for various development
projects in Qatar will start from mid-2023 and expressed interest in
recruiting skilled workers from Bangladesh.

He made the remarks during a meeting with Bangladesh's Expatriates' Welfare
and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed on Wednesday.

The minister of labour in Qatar said that Qatar has demands for workers in
the security, hospitality and transport sectors during the World Cup and
expressed his interest to recruit workers from Bangladesh.

During the meeting, discussions were held on the development of Bangladesh's
labour market in Qatar, recruitment of necessary workers from Bangladesh in
the security, hospitality and transport sectors during the FIFA World Cup
2022 and skilled and semi-skilled workers in the development projects after
the World Cup, said a press release.

Minister Imran said that Bangladesh takes pride in Qatar being the first
Muslim country to host the FIFA World Cup Football.

He added that Bangladesh would be happy to extend support to Qatar.

In this connection, Imran Ahmed said that Bangladesh is keen to send the
necessary workers for the World Cup.

The Qatar labour minister while praising the efficiency of Bangladeshi
workers, emphasized on their awareness part to abide by Qatari law.

Senior Secretary to the Prime Minister's Office Tofazzal Hossain Mia, who was
present at the meeting, called upon the Qatari investors to invest in the
Special Economic Zone of Bangladesh.

 He requested the Minister to take a business delegation with him during his
visit to Bangladesh.

Ambassador Md Jasim Uddin briefed the Qatari Minister on the steps taken by
the Embassy to create awareness among Bangladeshi workers and proposed to
form a team consisting of Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Home Affairs and
Embassy to create awareness among Bangladeshi workers about Qatari laws and

The meeting also discussed about holding the 6th Joint Committee meeting
between Bangladesh and Qatar in Dhaka.

It was agreed that the joint committee meeting will be held by next one or
two months.

Expatriates' minister invited Qatari Labour Minister Ali bin Samikh Al Marri
to visit Bangladesh, which he heartily accepted.

Among others, Secretary of the Ministry of Labour of Qatar Hasan Al Obaidly,
the Managing Director of BOESL Billal Hossain, Manager of BOESL Sharif
Hossain, Minister (Labour) Dr Mustafizur Rahaman, Counselor (Political)
Mahbur Rahman and First Secretary (Labour) Tanmoy Islam were also present at
the meeting.

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