Brac in manpower business

Brac is going to step into manpower business from March this year, hoping to reduce migration cost for the country’s job seekers.

“We have decided to start manpower business from March. Want to intervene in the manpower market to reduce migration cost for the country,” Asif Saleh, Brac senior director (strategy, communication and empowerment) told reporters at an exchange-of-views seminar on Wednesday.

The seminar, titled ‘SDG and Future’, was held at a city hotel.

The main impetuous for Brac to step foot in the sector is that the migration cost from the country is too high compared to that of other countries.

Noting that the overseas job seekers pay Tk 8-9 lakh to the firms operating in the sector, the Brac official affirmed, “We want to reduce the cost of migration for overseas works.”

The world’s largest non-governmental organisation (NGO) has already acquired the license from the authorities concerned, added Asif.

Speaking on the occasion, Brac director (research and evaluation division) Prof Abdul Bayes, presented 17 Strategic Development Goals (SDGs) and how Brac can come to assist the country to achieve those goals.

In reply to a question, he said bad governance has been a hindrance to achieving the SDGs for the country.

He said Brac through its SDGs related programmes has targetted to help about 12 lakh ultra poor come out of the poverty line in the current year.

Brac director (advocacy, for social change, technology and partnership strengthening) KAM Morshed also spoke on the occasion.

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