Sajjadur Rahman Sarkar, deputy director of the Bureau of Manpower Employment Training (BMET), said that the migration process needs to be changed to send interested workers abroad.
He said, “The problem will not be solved if the workers at the marginal level cannot be reached. It is also important to protect migrant workers from the debt crisis,” he added.
He made the statement while speaking at a discussion meeting on “Protecting Migrant Workers’ Rights from Debt Crisis Situation”, organized by WARBE Development Foundation atZahur Hossain Chowdhury Hall of the National Press Club on Thursday. Sajjadur Rahman said that inter-ministerial coordination is needed for migration.
“Our migration situation is improving now as the government is working on it. A reflection of this will be available soon. The migration process also needs to change so that workers can be sent easily,” he added.
Ruksana Yasmin Sweety, a former member of parliament, said that many people leave the country every year in many ways.
“The number of agents is so high that marginalized people face harassment somehow during the procedure of going abroad,” she added.
District Employment and Manpower Office (DEMO) Assistant Director JannatulFerdousRupa said “People are becoming aware but more work is required in this sector. It is important to do this for the awareness of the migrants.”
WARBE Development Foundation’s Chairman Syed SaifulHaque presided over the discussion.
WARBE Development Foundation’sDeputy Director Suhrawardy Hossain and Director JessiaKhatun, also took part in the discussion.