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Govt to set up support centre for migrant workers: Imran

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 18 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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The government has taken an initiative for setting up a support centre for migrant workers near the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed said.

The minister made the remarks while addressing as the chief guest in an allowance distribution ceremony organised by Wage Earners Welfare Board at Bijoy 71 Auditorium of Probashi Kallyan Bhaban in the capital on Sunday.

The minister said that a support centre will be set up to provide necessary facilities including temporary accommodation to the expatriate and returned migrant workers. A hospital and diagnostic centre will also be set up at Bhatara in the capital for providing medical facilities to the expatriate workers at low cost, he said.

The minister said that the government is always working for the welfare of migrant workers including annually distributing allowance of Tk 12,000 among the disabled children of the migrant workers.

Director General of Wage Earners Welfare Board Md Hamidur Rahman presided over the function.

Secretary of the Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Dr Ahmed Munirus Saleheen, Director General of Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) Md Shahidul Alam, Managing Director of BOESL Md Billal Hossain, Managing Director of Probashi Kallyan Bank Md Zahidul Haque, Director of Wage Earners Welfare Board Shoaib Ahmed Khan, among others, were present on the occasion.