2.49 lakh workers go abroad, Bangladesh receives remittance $4,530 million till April

Bangladesh has sent 2,49,528 workers overseas with employments and received USD 4,530.46 million as remittance till April 13 this year that contributed significantly in the socio-economic advancement of the nation.

“The trend of overseas employment is gradually increasing due to the government’s sincere efforts,” Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam BSc told BSS today.

He said the overall manpower export from Bangladesh is expected to witness a robust growth this year as the officials say as many as 10,08,525 workers have got overseas jobs, sending USD 13,526.84 million last year.

“We’ve been working to ensure the rights and protection of the female migrant workers following the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” the minister added.

“We have mission to ensure the welfare and rights of expatriate Bangladeshis and development of the socio-economic conditions of the country through overseas employment,” Nurul Islam said.

He said the government has already set up many training centres in different districts along with launching other skill development programmes to make job seekers skill.

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