Bangladesh is ready to send workers for all sectors to Japan, the expatriates' welfare minister said at an international seminar on Thursday, apprising that the government of Bangladesh is developing skilled workers for the Japanese market.
International Manpower Development (IM) of Japan organised the seminar on economic and human resource development of Bangladesh in Tokyo, said a press release issued in Dhaka.
Speaking as the chief guest, Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment (MoEWOE) Minister Imran Ahmad said Japan could source workers for information technology (IT), engineering and medical sectors from Bangladesh.
He urged the Japanese employers to recruit Bangladeshi workers as they are hardworking and experienced. Both the countries will be benefited through the recruitment, he added.
Around 1,000 representatives from different organisations of Japan participated in the seminar.
Tokyo and Dhaka recently signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on recruitment of skilled workers from Bangladesh. Bangladesh has been enlisted as the ninth source country for sending skilled workers to Japan, following signing of the deal.
Japan, as the world's third-largest economy, needs some 345,000 foreign workers by 2025. Following signing of the MoC, Japan will hire manpower from Bangladesh under two categories in 14 sectors.
Currently, Bangladesh sends technical interns (TIs) to Japan under a MoC, signed earlier between the governments of Japan and Bangladesh.