Bangladeshi workers 30% in Egyptian private sectors

Sun Online Desk

17th July, 2016 01:51:03 printer

Bangladeshi workers 30% in Egyptian private sectors

At the Masr Taiwan Garment Factory in Cairo not all of the 550 employees are Egyptian -- 32 are from Bangladesh.

About one third of the manpower in Egypt's Private and Investment sectors are from Bangladesh, a report published by Egyptian government said on Sunday.


The total number of foreign workers in these sectors in 2015 amounted to 13,896 from different nationalities, of which 1,425 workers (30.6%) are from Bangladesh, according to Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS).


They works as technicians, specialists, counsels, senior officials, managers and scientists. CAPMAS says, total number of foreign workers increased by 3% from 2014.


Bangladesh is followed by India with 1,368 workers (29.4%). Foreign workers from European countries working in the private and investment sectors in Egypt amounted to 4,365—31.4% of the total. A majority of these workers came from the UK or Turkey, with 814 workers (18.6%), and 621 workers (14.2%) respectively.


The Egyptian government maintain strong licensing regime for labor market and foreign workers.