Malaysia to recruit 15 lakh Bangladeshi worker in 3 years, cabinet clears draft MoU

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Dhaka, Feb 8: The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed with Malaysia of sending 15 lakh Bangladeshi workers within three years under a government-to-government (G2G) Plus system.

The cabinet gave the approval at its weekly regular meeting held at the secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

After the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told the reporters that the Bangladeshi workers would be allowed to work in service, manufacturing and construction sectors in Malaysia.

Migration cost would vary between Tk 34,000 and Tk 37,000 subject to the fluctuation of the exchange rate, he added.

“The female workers will also get the opportunity to go to Malaysia as worker under the new system,” Alam said.

He informed that the proposed MoU is likely to be signed within one month.

The cabinet secretary informed that he cabinet also discussed the draft of “The Bangladesh Shipping Corporation Law, 2016” and asked the ministry concerned to place it before the cabinet again after further scrutiny.

The cabinet also apprised of the participation of a Bangladesh delegation led by the commerce minister in the “Bengal Global Summit” held in Kolkata on January 8-9 and “The Partnership Summit” held in Andhra Pradesh in India on January 10-12.

Besides, the participation of the education minister on behalf of the Prime Minister in the Leaders Forum of the 38th General Meeting of the UNESCO held in Paris on November 16-18 last was also apprised.

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