PM urges job seekers to get prepared before going abroad
Published: 04:13 PM, 6 January 2021
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was addressing the opening ceremony of International Migrants Day-2020 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), joining the event virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban. - PID
Putting emphasis on the registration of migrant workers, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the job seekers to go abroad attaining required skills and having accurate information about their work, averting any allurement of middlemen.
The Prime Minister urged this while addressing the opening ceremony of International Migrants Day-2020 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) as chief guest, joining the event virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.
Sheikh Hasina emphasized on attaining skills and said the migrant workers could earn even more money and secure their jobs if they attain required skills through training before going abroad.
“We’ve already taken sufficient initiatives across the country to prepare the overseas-bound people as skillful for foreign jobs ... so don’t try to go abroad illegally,” she said.
The Prime Minister said the Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry and concerned organizations organize necessary training to make the migrant workers familiar with their overseas jobs.
The government maintains a policy to highlight the country’s migrant workers internationally, said the premier, adding that when she visits any country she tell the hosts that Bangladeshi migrant workers are contributing to their economy and development and that is why their importance is immeasurable.
With Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment minister Imran Ahmad, MP in the chair, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Secretary Dr Ahmed Munirus Saleheen gave the welcome speech. Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud was also present at BICC.
Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam and officials concerned were present at Ganabhanan.
On behalf of the Prime Minister, Imran Ahmad handed over the cheque for education stipend to the children of migrant workers while crests and certificates to three non-resident Bangladeshis for sending highest remittance legally and making the highest investment.