All the Saudi-bound workers, including the aspirant migrants who have BMET smart cards or who are registered as the members of Wage Earners Welfare Board will also get the government subsidy for hotel quarantine in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi-bound expatriates will get Tk 25,000 each as hotel quarantine expense, the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment has decided on Thursday.
Expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment Minister Imran Ahmed’s assistant personal secretary Mohammad Rasheduzzaman confirmed the matter to the Daily Sun.
New workers have been requested to visit the website of the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment www.probashi.gov.bd, or the website of Wage Earners Welfare Board www.wewb.gov.bd, or the website of Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) www.bmet.gov.bd to collect the application forms.
The new workers can also contact the expatriate welfare desks located in three international airports of the country in this regard.
The ministry will deposit the money to the bank account of the expatriate worker or their nominated persons after completing all procedures.
The new workers who have already left for Saudi Arabia and completed, or are doing quarantine at their own expense, have to fill the relevant application form and submit it by post to the Embassy of Bangladesh in Riyadh or the Bangladesh Consulate in Jeddah by June 30 to get this benefit.
Earlier, the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment announced to provide Tk 25,000 to each Saudi-bound expatriate worker who returned to the country on vacation.
Since then the Saudi-bound new workers have been urging the government to provide them with the same subsidy to the same financial assistance.