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Thailand looks to be BD’s new potential manpower market

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 ...

Saudi to allow recruitment from Bangladesh

The Ministry of Labor will soon overturn a two-year-old ban on the recruitment of Bangladeshi manpower, and will allow private companies to hire nationals from that country, Al-Riyadh daily has reported, quoting sources close to the ministry. [caption id="attachment_12580" align="alignleft" width="300"]bd-minister-in-KSA-compressor Labor Minister Adel Fakeih (right) receives visiting Bangladesh Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Khandker Mosharraf Hossain and his delegation in Riyadh last...

Responsible business conduct in Italian clothing sector

The clothing industry has historically played an important role in the Italian economy. In 2011, Italy’s clothing sector comprised 31,350 companies and employed about 222,000 workers. Like many other manufacturing industries, the garment industry faces significant sustainability challenges in the supply chain. For example, according to public information, several Italian companies where implicated in the Rana Plaza factory collapse in April 2013. rmgConsidering the strategic role of the Italian clothing sector – at home and abroad – the Italian governmen...

Turkish textile sector eyes Bangladeshi workers  

Turkish textile industry players are planning to bring over Bangladeshi workers to Turkey, Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Associations (IHKIB) head Hikmet Tanrıverdi has told daily Habertürk, saying not enough Turks could be found for the positions. Bangladesh-rmg-worker“We could not find Turkish blue-collar workers to hire in our factories at the minimum wage, as a majority of them prefer to work in the services sector for the same amount of money in a cleaner working environment,” Tanrıverdi said. “Syrian ...

EPZs to reserve plots for Japanese investors    

Bangladesh offered 40 industrial plots in export processing zones exclusively to Japanese entrepreneurs as they have been showing interest for a long time now. Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (Bepza) and Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) signed an agreement to this effect in Tokyo yesterday in presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Under the deal, Bepza will reserve industrial plots at the Ishwardi, Mongla and Uttara EPZs for the Japanese investors, reports the Daily Star. [caption id="attachment_6853" align="alignleft" width="300"]epzjapaninve...
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Malaysia to recruit 3 lakh Bangladeshi workers

 Malaysia wants to recruit over 3 lakh workers from Bangladesh soon, visiting Malaysian Home Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said here on Monday. He conveyed the Malaysian government’s willingness during a meeting with Planning Minister AHM Mostafa Kamal at his office, according to a PID handout. Malaysian High Commissioner in Dhaka Norlin Othman was also present. malay1 Earlier, the Planning Minister requested the Malaysian government to recruit Bangladeshi workers for Mala...