The Asia-Pacific Migration Report 2020

International Migrants Day observed

Staff Correspondent

19 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

International Migrants Day-2020 was observed in a befitting manner in the country as elsewhere across the globe on Friday.

This year in Bangladesh, the theme of the day is ‘The Call of Mujib Year, Go Abroad Acquiring a Skill’.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the eve of the day gave separate messages greeting Bangladeshi migrants in different parts of the world on the occasion. 

Besides, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry has observed the day through various programmes.

The amount of remittances sent by expatriate Bangladeshis has increased by 10.9 percent in comparison to the previous year, raising it to $18.21 billion.

The government has declared that it will send an average of 1,000 workers abroad every year from each upazila.