Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad visited the site designated for setting up a RT-PCR laboratory at the car parking yard of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in the city.
The lab is going to be set up to facilitate the workers intending to go abroad with overseas jobs with COVID-19 test facility, said a press release.
Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) Chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman and Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) Director General Md Shahidul Alam were present on the occasion.
According to the release, the CAAB chairman assured the minister that testing of COVID-19 samples would start at the RT-PCR lab soon as the lab set up is expected to be completed by the next three to four days.
Later, they monitored the activities of the Expatriates' Welfare Desk and visited the Mujib Corner at the HSIA.