5 February 2015, News Next

International Desk: Bangladesh is ready to send over two million trained workers to Saudi Arabia including 500,000 maids to meet the Kingdom’s labour requirement, reported Arab News.

The workforce would include engineers, maids, nurses and drivers, said Consul General Shahidul Karim in comments published on Wednesday.

Saudi has already set 64 specialised centers to train the workers according to their demand.

“We have prepared a database of some 2 million qualified workers. A high-level Saudi Labor Ministry delegation is expected to visit Dhaka in a few days to iron out a labor agreement, Karim said.

“The Bangladesh government has informed us that 500,000 maids are ready to travel to the Kingdom,” said a Saudi Labor Ministry source, adding that Dhaka has agreed to fulfil all the Kingdom’s conditions to resume recruitment from the country.

Karim later added that Bangladesh government has already taken necessary measures to send the workers to Saudi including the formation of a ministry to look after the workers abroad.

He said the recruitment would start only after an agreement is signed with the Saudi government.



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