18 August 2014, República

KATHMANDU, August 18: The government has said that it has been negotiating with major source countries to make the recruitment process free of cost for Nepalis migrant workers.

“We have been advocating for zero recruitment cost for Nepali migrant workers. To materialize this idea, the role of countries seeking migrant workers is crucial,” said MoLE spokesperson Buddhi Bahadur Khadka.

The MoLE, which has forwarded drafts of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to Malaysia, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia long time back, however, hasn’t received any reply.

Speaking at a ´Consultation Program on the Colombo Process´ organized by International Office for Migration (IOM) in the capital on Monday, Khadka also informed that the government has also urged the destination countries to give direct access to the employer to ease the recruitment procedure.

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