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Steps taken to overcome skilled manpower shortage: Minister
Admitting that there is a shortage of skilled manpower to send abroad, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam BSc on Tuesday said the government is arranging training facilities to overcome the problem.
“We have lack of skilled manpower to send abroad. However, we’ve arranged training to overcome the problem,” he said while talking to reporters after a certificate distribution programme at the ministry.
About the demand of workers for oversees job, Nurul Islam BSc said “We’re sending workers as per the database. There are 41 training centres in our country to produce skilled workers. So, we can overcome even a huge shortage and provide skilled manpower as per the need.”
The minister also informed that 52 percent skilled manpower went abroad with job last year. “This time, we would increase the number.”
Mentioning that the labour market of Saudi Arabia is still open for Bangladeshi workers, he said, “Workers are going there every day. Besides, we are trying to create more manpower markets.”
The government is trying to capture manpower markets in Thailand, Canada and Australia, Nurul Islam said, adding that it would sign a fresh memorandum of understanding with Malaysia in this regard.