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30 workers leave for Malaysia

Update : 29 Nov 2022, 16:10

The first batch of Bangladeshi workers recruited under the government management left Dhaka for Malaysia today (November 29) from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

The workers, being sent under the management of the government organisation Bangladesh Overseas Employment and Services Limited (BOESL), will work in the plantation sector.

Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Secretary Dr. Ahmed Munirus Saleheen and BOESL Managing Director Dr. Mallick Anwar Hossain bid farewell to the workers at the airport.

‘Of the 10,000 workers, we have got a demand for 1,000 workers from six Malaysian companies and finalised who should be hired in what categories, and that accounts for 700 workers while the rest will follow suit,’ Mallick Anwar Hossain said.

The BOESL selected workers randomly from the Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training database of workers, said officials.

Total 30 workers were being hired by the United Plantation, one of the leading plantation companies in Malaysia. The plantation also demanded 550 more workers.

A flight of US Bangla airlines took them from Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport in Dhaka at 10:30am today.

Migration to Malaysia resumed on August 8 after a suspension of more than three and a half years since September 2018 on allegations of irregularities.

The process opened as Malaysia and Bangladesh signed a MoU in December 2021 to reopen the market for Bangladeshi workers.

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