Bangladesh agrees to send 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia following agreement due to be signed in a month
According to a report by NST, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given the go-green to send roughly 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia.
Bangladeshi cabinet secretary Mohammad Shaiful Alam said that the prime minister had approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and expects for it to be signed with Malaysia within a month, as cited by NST from bdnews24.com.
He said that the Bangladeshi workers will be sent to Malaysian grounds to work under a ‘G2G Plus’ system after the ‘Business to Business’ (B2B) and ‘Government to Government’ (G2G) methods did not yield expected results.
“It is a major achievement of Bangladesh that Malaysia has listed us as a source country [from which to recruit manpower].
“Now workers can be sent for the service, manufacture and construction sectors. Earlier it was limited to plantation only,” he was quoted as saying.
Shafiul said once the Mou is signed, the expenditure to send a worker is between Tk34,000 and 37,000 with employers to bear the cost.
Malaysia is the one of the biggest manpower markets for Bangladesh with around 600,000 Bangladeshis currently working in the country.
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Originally reported and cited by NST.