Kathmandu Post | 28 December 2018

The Nepal government has started working on a draft labour agreement after Japan announced it would hire thousands of workers from various countries, including Nepal.

The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has started drafting a memorandum of understanding (MoU), Secretary at the ministry Mahesh Prasad Dahal told the Post.

Japan on Tuesday approved a new labour policy, opening up its labour market to the deserving Nepali people under the blue-collar visas.

Over the first five years, about 345,000 foreign workers will be allowed to work across 14 industrial sectors that include nursing care, janitorial work, manufacturing, the hotel industry, agriculture and fishing, as well as food processing and food services, the Japanese media have reported.

The flow of workers will come from China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.



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