19 August 2017, Sat, 11:49

About 5,000 Bangladeshi workers jobless in Bahrain

Thousands of Bangladeshi workers have been faffing around on the streets in Bahrain without jobs as they were sent there without any demand.

Huge number of Bangladeshi workers are passing days without jobs as nearly 10,000 workers were recently sent to Bahrain against the requirement of 5,000.

WARBE development foundation organised the nation consultation on GFMD 2017.

Bangladeshi officials in Manama were involved with attestation of false visas to recruit workers from Bangladesh without confirmation of jobs.

The grassroots problems of the migrant workers would be presented in the national and international forum to end solution.

Expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment ministry acting secretary Jabed Ahmed said in this regard that the government was working to ensure 'safe, orderly and responsible migration' to achieve the sustainable development goals.

Nearly 78 per cent of the country's total migrants were employed in Middle East countries from where little number of representatives takes part in the global forum, said Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA) joint secretary general Shameem Ahmed Chowdhury Noman.

Noman urged the government to slash the travel cost for migrants and reduce passport fees to help reducing the migration cost.