Saudi Arabia may resume recruiting workers from Bangladesh, says Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain.
The Saudi government may start a fresh recruitment after the submission of a report by its delegation who is now visiting Bangladesh, the minister said on Wednesday.
He was speaking to journalists after a meeting with the Saudi delegation at the ministry around 1:00pm.
The minister said the visitors expressed their satisfaction over the manpower recruitment mechanism of the government of Bangladesh.
He said the KSA government sent the delegation to Bangladesh after a successful trial of the murder of a Saudi embassy official killed in Dhaka on March 6, 2012.
Now the Saudi government is considering to recruit Bangladeshis huge numbers.
The minister however mentioned that Bangladeshi workers’ recruitment in KSA halted due to the issue of Khalaf’s murder.
Dr Sultan Deen Mohammad Al Hajja, head of the delegation, told the reporters they scrutinised the manpower recruitment mechanism of Bangladesh and somewhat satisfied over the measures taken by the government.
He however said the Bangladeshi people who will be recruited by his government must be trained up and follow the country’s rules and regulations.
Replying to a query of a reporter about Saudi’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, he said his government was taking actions not only against the illegal Bangladeshis, but also all other illegal immigrants.
The head of the delegation added the Bangladeshis who are staying in the Kingdom legally will not face any crackdown.