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Bangladesh eyes 1.2 mln overseas jobs in 2018

DHAKA, BANGLADESH (Xinhua) — Remittance-reliant Bangladesh expects 1.2 million overseas jobs for the country’s skilled and semi-skilled workforce in 2018. “We’re planning to send some 1.2 million Bangladeshis abroad with overseas employment this year,” Bangladeshi Minister of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Nurul Islam told journalists on Wednesday. The expectation comes after over 1 million Bangladeshis found overseas jobs

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Bangladeshi Workers abroad face hard time

Porimol Palma and Belal Hossain Biplob, The Daily Star Mizanur Rahman, a mason at a construction firm in Saudi Arabia, is worried about losing his job. His employer has recently expressed inability to continue some of the ongoing projects due to financial crisis. The lone breadwinner of a five-member family from Faridpur cannot even begin to imagine what would happen to his family if he loses the job. “We are not getting our wages for the last

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Bangladesh remains second largest garments exporter, against all odds

Refayet Ullah Mirdha, The Daily Star Bangladesh is the second largest apparel exporter in the world, after China. The market share of Bangladesh, in the $503 billion global garment items is 5.1 percent, according to data from the International Trade Statistics of the World Bank in 2014. China’s market share is 38.6 percent and Vietnam and India share 3.7 percent. However, China has been losing its market share mainly due to higher cost of production

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50,000 Bangladeshis freed from foreign jails in 5yrs

Staff Correspondent, The Daily Star Around 50,000 Bangladeshi nationals were freed from foreign jails over the last five years, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told the parliament yesterday. As per the statistics placed in parliament, the minister said a total of 49,503 Bangladeshis were released in 20 countries between 2012 and May, 2016. The highest 18,721 Bangladeshis were released from Malaysian jails during the period, while 17,335 prisoners

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