Nasir Uddin Badal was having dinner at a restaurant in Marrakesh city of Morocco when the devastating earthquake struck the African country on Friday night (local time).
In recent times, Australia has emerged as an opportune location for Bangladeshi nurses, as the Oceania nation is currently hiring professionals in the field from different countries due to a domestic shortage in workforce.
Hong Kong’s labour ministry has shown interest in hiring more female workers from Bangladesh, opening doors towards a prospective market expansion.
Private sector employers have to contribute 50 percent of their employees’ monthly instalments under the universal pension scheme, said a gazette from the finance ministry yesterday.
At least 9,194 undocumented Bangladeshi migrants have registered with the Bangladesh embassy in Greece as of August 1 for a regularisation programme of the Greek government, according to the Bangladesh mission in Athens.
Remittance earnings from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia -- Bangladesh’s biggest overseas labour market -- declined by 17.10 percent in last fiscal year amid growing concern over using unauthorised channels such as hundi by remitters.
With numerous job opportunities and the scope to earn a decent living, Japan has emerged as a lucrative labour market for skilled Bangladeshi migrant workers.
The government has not come up with any new measure in the proposed national budget to encourage remitters despite a sluggish growth in remittance inflow in the outgoing fiscal year.