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Mauritius to hire more Bangladeshi workers

Deal to be signed between two countries shortly

FE Report | January 16, 2018 00:00:00

Satisfied with the performance of Bangladeshi migrants, Mauritius said it would hire more workers from Bangladesh in different sectors.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed between the two countries within a short period to speed up the recruitment, according to a statement.

The decision was made at a bilateral meeting on Monday between visiting Bangladesh's expatriates' welfare minister Nurul Islam and Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training of Mauritius Soodesh Satkam Callichurn there.

Both ministers expressed the hope that existing complexities related to manpower recruitment issues will be resolved through signing of the deal.

The labour minister of Mauritius said Bangladeshi workers were the highest among foreign workers in his country. A total of 23,263 Bangladeshis are engaged as workers in the East African country.

"Bangladeshi workers are very much sincere about their jobs. So, we will recruit more workers from the country," the minister said.

The meeting discussed different issues related to welfare, employment and protection of the Bangladeshis working there.

Expatriates' welfare and overseas employment minister said that Bangladesh has skilled and semi-skilled workers, ready to send the required workers to Mauritius soon.

The mister left Dhaka on January 13 for a nine-day visit to the Indian Ocean nation.

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