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Bangladeshi maids on the run from Saudi

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The crowds wait outside the arrivals terminal at Shahjalal International airport as dozens of taxi drivers line the streets looking for business. Armies of beggars plead for attention from passersby, while passengers leave the arrivals hall carrying flat-screen TVs or oversized boxes wrapped in cling-film. A group of women appear amid the constant stream of people. Dressed in an array of colours, they pull their suitcases, looking for their loved ones. Khaleda Akhter, 28, has just spent months inside a Bangladeshi-run safe house in Saudi Arabia, ...

Kuwait once again bans BD workers

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Kuwait has reintroduced a ban on recruitment of workers from Bangladesh after months from reopening it under certain controls. Bangladesh-KuwaitThe interior ministry took the decision on Monday, reports the Kuwait Times. Undersecretary Assistant for Citizenship and Passports Affairs Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah made the decision Monday after viewing statistics which showed that the number of the Bangladeshi community in Kuwait reached 200,000 as of the end of last week, Al-Anbaa daily reported Tuesday quoting ...

3,03,284 workers employed overseas till May 29

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The overall manpower export from Bangladesh is expected to witness a robust growth at the year end as the officials say as many as 3,03,284 workers have gone abroad with jobs and many more skilled and semi-skilled Bangladeshis would go during the rest of 2016. The present government has already established various institutions for building skilled and semi-skilled manpower aimed at getting more overseas jobs for them easily. "As many as 3,03,284 Bangladeshi workers, who went abroad with jobs, sent home so far $4,769.88 million in remittance till May 29 this year. The government is desperately trying to

Saudi to stop hiring costly Bangladeshi workers

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Saudi recruitment offices have decided to stop hiring Bangladeshi workers because they claim that a supply crunch has raised costs, the media reported on Tuesday. Ibrahim Al-Megheimish, a recruitment expert, said that there were too few Bangladeshi maids from BDworkers seeking employment, which now means costs have risen from $1,000-1,800 just to bring them to Saudi Arabia, Arab News reported. He said the cost outlined by the Saudi labour ministry is not enough to cover all the expenses incurred in bringing workers to the country. This ha...

BB awards top remitters

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Bangladesh Bank today honoured 31 non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) for sending the highest amount of remittances last year to encourage the expatriates to send money home through legal channels. bbTwo exchange houses that transfer money have also been awarded by the BB for the first time. Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Atiur Rahman handed over crests and certificates to the awardees in a programme titled “Bangladesh Bank Remittance Award-2014” at the BB Training Academy in Dhaka.

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Thailand looks to be BD’s new potential manpower market

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As the government has intensified efforts to diversify its labour market abroad, Thailand offers a bright prospect where Bangladesh may have an access soon to two areas—deep sea fisheries and construction sectors. Both the countries are now in negotiations to finalise a memorandum of understanding (MoU) as Thailand is looking for bridging its labour gap by recruiting migrant workers from a number of countries, including Bangladesh. bd-thaiBangladesh Ambassador to Thailand Saida Muna Tasneem recently met Thai Labour Minister Surasak Karnjanarat at the ...