BSS: Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad has expressed hope more workers of the country might be recruited abroad this year.
“Compared to last year, more workers of the counry are likely to go abroad this year,” he said.
The minister said this while addressing as the chief guest at a seminar titled: “Possibilities of Bangladesh remittance flow, challenges and solutions” jointly organised by the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Foreign Employment and Better Bangladesh Foundation at the city’s Foreign Service Academy yesterday.
Talking about the currency of reserve, he said: “Our reserve is declining over the period… We must have to admit that expatriates have a lot to contribute in the country’s reserve. I think the present government has done that.”
Senior Secretary of the Ministry Dr. Ahmed Munirus Saleheen and Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Issa bin Youssef Al-Dahilan also spoke as the special guests on the occasion. Imran said Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of the country, can play an important role in sending remittance money to the relatives of the overseas workers.