Jamil Mahmud

May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022

Remittance may look up: Outward flow of migrant workers hits 4-year high

Nearly 8 lakh migrant workers went abroad in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, comfortably exceeding the numbers a year ago, a development that bodes well for Bangladesh as it could pave the way for higher remittance earnings.

May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022

Illegal migration to europe: Desperate trips on deadly routes

Kabir Matubbar (not his real name) took an illegal route to Italy from Bangladesh in 2015. The trip included a daring boat journey in the Mediterranean Sea from Libya.

April 30, 2022
April 30, 2022

Migrants’ eid this year: Hope back after Covid horror

After a severe dip in his earnings in the last two years of the pandemic, Hajrat Ali, a migrant worker in Malaysia, is very happy this time as he sent home an additional amount for his family’s Eid celebration.

April 16, 2022
April 16, 2022

Migrant workers: Dedicated centre to help ease their hassles

The government has established a dedicated centre for migrant workers to reduce the hassles they face while migrating abroad and returning home.

March 15, 2022
March 15, 2022

Saudi Arabia keen on investing $10b in 15 Bangladesh projects

Saudi Arabia has shown interest in investing more than $10 billion in 15 large- and small-scale projects in Bangladesh.

February 24, 2022
February 24, 2022

Pension for all: Roll-out in a year

The long-awaited universal pension scheme, one of the pledges of the ruling party’s 2008 election manifesto, is expected to take off within a year.

February 23, 2022
February 23, 2022

UAE-bound passengers: Covid test within 48 hours before flight will work

The struggle of UAE-bound passengers at the Dhaka airport islikely to be over as the Gulf country issued a new travel advisory yesterday withdrawing the mandatory provision for Covid RT-PCR test at the airport within six hours before departure.

February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022

Migrant workers destinations: ‘Vision-2030’ makes KSA ‘best’ for Bangladeshis

With 4.57 lakh workers hired from Bangladesh just last year, Saudi Arabia has been the top destination for Bangladeshi migrants for the past five years.

February 12, 2022
February 12, 2022

It’s not pro-migrant workers

Expatriates’ welfare ministry has taken up an initiative to revise the costs for international migration, with the aim to make it more “realistic” for the labour force.

February 5, 2022
February 5, 2022

5 Migrant destinations: Pandemic shoots down labour export

Bangladesh’s efforts to send workers to five countries have suffered a blow as those nations adopted restrictive measures before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.