12:00 AM, November 16, 2016 / Daily Star
Malaysian Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot yesterday informed the government that they will hire workers from Bangladesh in three sectors — construction, plantation and manufacturing.
The minister, who arrived yesterday, revealed the information after holding a bilateral meeting with Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam in the capital.
Officials at the ministry said the two governments are now in the final phase of starting the workers’ recruitment process and hoped to start sending the workers within a month or two.
The migration cost has been set at around Tk 40,000, they added. Nurul Islam is scheduled to brief reporters about the developments today, they said.
“We already have an agreement with Malaysia for the workers’ recruitment. Now, we have discussed to expedite the process…,” an additional secretary of the ministry told The Daily Star yesterday.