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Maldives seeks support for regularising all BD workers

November 25, 2021 00:00:00

Noting that unregularised workers may be more easily exploited, Vice President of the Maldives Faisal Naseem has sought support from the relevant ministry in regularising all Bangladeshi workers in the Maldives, reports UNB.

At a meeting with Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad on Tuesday, the vice president detailed the Maldives' goal to regularise expatriate workers in the Maldives at the earliest.

They also discussed partnerships for technical training and skills development programmes as well as exchange programmes to help employees build critical skills.

The vice president highlighted the Maldives' priority to improve decentralised healthcare, and the ensure the need for further technical and vocational training as well as higher education opportunities to specialise in different areas of the healthcare systems.

Faisal Naseem then met State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel.

They discussed plans to initiate talks to exchange further agreements for bilateral sports development, athlete exchanges, special training camps for athletes and agreements to provide expert assistance in various areas of the sports sector.

He also met Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni.

The vice president noted during the meeting that the Maldives required assistance from the Bangladeshi government to further improve education opportunities to specialise in fields such as healthcare and engineering, and in building technical expertise for creating standard practices at educational regulatory bodies.

Additionally, they discussed scholarship opportunities for Maldivian students from Bangladeshi institutions.

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