Expatriates’ Welfare & Overseas Employment Minister Engineer Khandker Mosharraf Hossain on Wednesday said the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will soon recruit some professional and skilled workers, especially doctors and engineers, from Bangladesh.
We’re discussing and working over sending professional and skilled manpower to the UAE,” he told reporters after a meeting with UAE Ambassador in Dhaka Saeed Bin Hajar Al Shahi at the ministry, reports UNB.
The minister said, “The UAE is our old market but some competitors, particularly neighbouring countries, have spread false propaganda against Bangladesh saying that our workers get involved in criminal activities there.”
Besides, he said, some recruiting agencies had tarnished the image of Bangladesh labour market to the UAE by sending workers through illegal ways.
Khandker Mosharraf said Bangladesh is currently ahead of many neighbouring countries in manpower export. “We’re ready to send workers to the Middle East countries, including the UAE, according to their demand,” he said adding, “We’ve already registered names of 14 lakh people to send them to different countries, and some of them received training.”
Meanwhile, the minister said, they have completed the work of setting up 28 training centres, while that on 35 centers is nearing completion. “We’ll be able to provide training to one lakh people every year on completion of the work on the rest of the training centres,” the minister added.