** Influentials hamper reform process : Economists ** BNP announces march prog on February 11 ** Probe alleged enforced disappearances ** Stolen device worth Tk 47 lakh recovered ** Spy balloon row: High-altitude spying marks new low for US-China ties ** 642 killed in road accidents in January: JKS ** Buriganga River, the lifeline of Dhaka city, suffers from a terrible pollution problem. Every day chemical and household waste, sewage, medical waste, and mountains of plastic continue to pollute Buriganga. Besides, hundreds of plastic recycling factories have been built on both sides of the river. This photo taken on Saturday shows, recycled plastic is being dried in the sun along the banks of the river. Agency photo ** Prisoner dies after being sent to Pabna jail ** FBI searches Biden’s vacation home ** Messi acknowledges Bangladesh's love ** Infection found in 28 districts ** 2 US officials to visit Dhaka this month ** Book Fair sees huge crowd on weekend ** Adani’s $108b crisis shakes investors’ faith in India ** BNP's divisional rallies today ** Shell reports highest profits in 115 years ** Dhaka, Colombo seek greater cooperation through promoting shipping, air connectivity ** People’s sufferings do not move this government ** BERC jacks up LPG price by Tk 266 per 12kg cylinder ** Many motorcyclists chose to ride on the footpaths of Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sarani amid severe traffic congestion in the capital on Thursday, disrupting movement of pedestrians. Agency photo ** A mushroom cultivator plants mushrooms in polythene bags stuffed with sawdust, wheat husk and jute sticks inside a shade made of cogon grass, bamboo in Natore's Jugipara area on Thursday. NN photo ** Export earnings rise by 5.89pc in Jan ** ‘DCs, UNOs run country’ ** Missing B’baria by-polls candidate Asif returns home ** HAAB announces Tk 6.72 lakh private hajj package **

11 lakh Bangladeshis to get job abroad this year

Overseas job mkts witness a boom

06 December 2022

Reza Mahmud :
The number of Bangladeshi workers going abroad with jobs is likely to reach some 11 lakh by this year.
About 102,900 Bangladeshi workers have already gone abroad till November, 2022, according to the data of the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET).
BMET data shows that the country sent 93,000 workers on average per month this year.
In the pre-Covid pandemic period, the number was around 60,000 to 70,000, according to the BMET data.
It also shows that 9,47,873 migrant workers leave country till the October this year while the number was 6,17,209 in the same period in the previous year.
Meanwhile, the country sent 2,17,669 workers abroad in the same period in 2020 during the pandemic.
It sent 7,00,159 workers to foreign countries in 2019 and 7,34,181 in 2018.
BMET officials said that the country has sent more than 76,000 workers abroad in November alone while it sent 73,134 in October, 90,814 in September and 92,908 in August.
"As the country's manpower exports are witnessing a boom, it will hit a record 11 lakh by the end of this year," Md Shahidul Alam, the Director General of BMET, told The New Nation on Monday.
He cited that BMET made all the procedures of sending workers easier than any time. Even, we have well trained our people eager to get job abroad.
Officials of recruiting agencies said that booming Gulf economies as a result of surging oil prices and the normalisation of the Covid situation have created new opportunities of getting job in those countries for the Bangladeshi workers.
Meanwhile, increasing quota for Bangladeshi workers at all Saudi firms to 40pc from the previous 25 per cent has contributed such record growth, the stakeholders said.
Reopening of Malaysian labour market for Bangladeshi workers will further gear up the country's manpower export in the days to come.     When contacted, Mohammad Abul Bashar, President of the Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA) said, "Increasing manpower import by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia and reopening of Malaysian labour market for our workers have played a big role for the recent boom of our manpower export."
The BAIRA leader said that the momentum of sending migrant workers from the country will remain intact in upcoming days.

Add Rate