The government has taken a massive awareness programme for creating awareness among the people to ensure legal and safe migration for overseas employment, reports BSS.
Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad has said this in the Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament).
"Initiative has been taken for creating awareness among the people as the people can ensure their safe passage to and from abroad in proper way," he said while responding to a starred question made by treasury bench lawmaker M Faridul Haq Khan of Jamalpur-2 constituency.
Under the initiative, the government released over Tk 28.22 million (Tk 2,82,29,600) for holding awareness seminars in the division and upazila levels in fiscal year 2019-20, he told the House.
In fiscal year 2018-19, the government provided over Tk 9.46 million (Tk 94.64 lakh) for arrangement of such seminars across the country, he mentioned. In the last year, the seminars were held in 63 districts and 480 upazilas.
To ensure legal and safe migration, the minister added, the government is carrying out awareness seminars and press briefings to ensure proper overseas employment in legal way after infusing expertise development training,
verifying the work permit and safe migration through the registered recruiting agencies.