Govt to send workers abroad from backward Upazilas

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 20:29, Jun 20, 2019 | Updated : 20:30, Jun 20, 2019

Since 1976, Bangladesh has sent 10.2 million workers to 165 countries around the world. FILE PHOTOThe government, for the first time, has formulated a work plan to send 1,000 workers abroad every year from backward Upazilas, says State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad.
“It is open for all from all regions of the country going abroad as workers. No quota system is followed in this regard,” he said at the parliament on Thursday, reports BSS.
The state minister said workers are being sent to 173 countries so far and all data of the expatriate workers are recorded in a database.