Friday 17 January 2020 ,
Friday 17 January 2020 ,
Latest News
  • Deferment of city polls: DU VC, DUCSU gen secy express solidarity with protesting students
  • Australian scientists make breakthrough on preventing spread of dengue fever
  • Bangabandhu BPL final: Rajshahi Royals beat Khulna Tigers by 21 runs
  • Plane tragedy should not overshadow loss of commander: Khamenei
  • EC to reach acceptable solution over city polls, Quader hopes
  • 10 students fall sick during hunger strike at DU
  • Newly-married burned couple dies at DMCH
  • Garment workers demand justice for rape victim
  • 2nd phase Biswa Ijtema begins
26 August, 2019 12:54:42 AM
Print

Save migrant workers from middlemen, says PM

UNB, Dhaka
Save migrant workers from middlemen, says PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presides over the maiden meeting of the National Steering Committee on migration held at the Prime Minister’s Office in the capital yesterday. PMO PHOTO

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the authorities concerned to be mindful so that the people who have gone abroad to attract good luck do not end up being cheated by middlemen. “We’ve to give a special attention so that no one is cheated by middlemen. We’ve the responsibility to look after their security and welfare because they’re our citizens,” she said. The Prime Minister was delivering her introductory speech at the first meeting of the National Steering Committee on Migration held at her office. She also emphasised creating skilled manpower before sending them abroad. “In Bangladesh, we still have the youth, which is a big power for us. We’ve to make them skilled through provide them training. We’ll not send labourers only, we’ll send skilled workforce,” she said.

Regarding the sending of female workforce abroad, Sheikh Hasina said female workers are going to many countries. “But are these female workers capable of handling these kinds of works? We’ve to take care of this as well,” she said. Hasina  also said if anyone goes abroad without receiving training that person would not able to perform the work. “So, they’ll ultimately face oppression. We’ve taken various initiatives to stop this, but people fall prey to middlemen,” she said.

The Prime Minister emphasised raising public awareness so that people are never cheated by middlemen. Middlemen often lure the innocent rural people, she pointed out. “They take a hefty amount of money from people and send them abroad. After that they put pressure on their relatives for more money. This sort of irregularity is a common phenomenon in the country,” she said.

The Prime Minister said a stronger monitoring system is needed to stop the deception of workers who are going abroad. The workers are sending a large amount of remittance which is contributing to reducing poverty and increasing the foreign currency reserve.

“Prepare a database of people going abroad for jobs with details such as where they are going and for which work,” she said. Sheikh Hasina said the government is trying to convince people to not approach brokers and go abroad by registering through the digital centres. The government has established Probashi Kallayan Bank (Expatriate Welfare Bank) so that the people can get loans from the bank to go abroad, she said.


IK

Comments

Video
More Bangladesh Stories

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting