Remittances will continue to surge if skilled workers can be sent abroad: Expatriate Welfare Minister

Foreign Employment Minister Imran Ahmed said that the government is planning to launch new trades with modern and special needs in technical training centers with the aim of sending skilled manpower to foreign labor market.

The minister said this in the speech of the chief guest at a seminar on skills and awareness for foreign employment at the upazila level in Meherpur on Zoom-online on Sunday.

Deputy Commissioner of Meherpur. Under the chairmanship of Mohammad Munsur Alam Khan, Public Administration State Minister Farhad Hossain and the Secretary of Expatriate Welfare and Foreign Employment Ministry spoke as special guests. Ahmed Muniruch Salehin.

A specialized Biomedical Engineering and Technology Institute is already being constructed at Singair in Manikganj with the aim of producing skilled workers.

Pointing out that expatriate workers are sending a huge amount of remittances to the country, he said, if more skilled workers can be sent abroad with proper training, the increase in remittances will continue.

Apart from this, he said that the government has taken the initiative to send more skilled workers from the districts from which less number of workers go abroad.

In the seminar, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said, expatriate income is one of the most important sectors of our economy.

Expatriate income is one of the sources of foreign exchange of the country. So we have to make more efforts to advance this sector. We need to take new initiatives to increase expatriate income by creating skilled human resources.

Skilled and technologically knowledgeable workers are now in high demand abroad. Therefore, modern courses should be developed in the training centers.

He also said that expatriate workers often face various problems. Those issues need to be addressed urgently.

Foreign employment is playing an important role in poverty alleviation and women empowerment. He pointed out that ensuring fair migration is a collective responsibility and there is no substitute for public awareness in this regard.

The main article was presented by Additional Secretary of the Ministry. Shahidul Alam NDC and Meherpur District Superintendent of Police SM Murad Ali also spoke.

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