The Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) has started the registration process for those planning to migrate to Malaysia as expatriate workers.
"In order to go to Malaysia without falling into the trap of fraud, workers have to be registered in the database of BMET. In this case, the workers will be able to complete their registration by going directly to the 42 District Employment and Manpower Offices (DEMO) of the country," he said.
According to the notification, workers from all the districts of the country which do not have DEMO (12 districts: Narayanganj, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Meherpur, Sunamganj, Brahmanbaria, Laxmipur, Keraniganj and Gazipur) can also be registered in the BMET database.
They have to complete the process through Technical Training Centre (TTC) or Institute of Marine Technology (IMT) in their respective districts.
To complete the registration, the aspirant workers have to pay Tk 200 as a government registration fee. They can also complete the registration through the government-approved "Ami Prabasi" app.
However, for this, a worker has to pay Tk 100 extra, the BMET director-general said.
"Upon completion of the registration process, when selected recruitment agencies ask for a list of workers, they will provide names of 300 workers against the demand of 100 workers so that they can choose their desired candidates from adequate options," he said.
According to BMET sources, the workers who previously registered with BMET don’t need to apply again, but if they haven’t mentioned the name of Malaysia in the list of their desired destinations, they can update it there.
Sources said that the workers have to renew their registration with BMET after two years.