Jamil Mahmud

December 18, 2021
December 18, 2021

Recruitment from Bangladesh: Malaysia opens doors, finally

Malaysia will soon open its market for Bangladeshi workers, ending a freeze of more than three years, but concerns remain over the syndication of a few agents and the high cost of migration --...

December 18, 2021
December 18, 2021

International Migrants Day: Migration cost high, pay low

Shahidul Mia (not his real name) spent about Tk 4 lakh to get employed in Saudi Arabia last year.

November 27, 2021
November 27, 2021

Int’l Labour Migration: Majority of districts falling behind

Although Bangladesh has seen a rise in overseas jobs over the years, in majority of the districts, international labour migration is quite low, largely due to lack of recruiting activities in those...

November 24, 2021
November 24, 2021

Chaos all day long

Over 1,500 passengers, who need a Covid-19 negative certificate six hours prior to flying to the UAE, start crowding the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport every day since morning.

October 31, 2021
October 31, 2021

Remittance Inflow: Hundi, layoffs pull it down

The worrying dip in remittance flow in recent months is the result of a reemergence of illegal channels of money transfer after the coronavirus restrictions were lifted, a sharp decline in overseas...

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Female returnee workers: Abused there, stigmatised here

Afroza Begum (not her real name) worked for three-and-a-half-years as a domestic help in Saudi Arabia.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

On runway of recovery: Pandemic-hit aviation sector turning around

Following a prolonged rough ride, driven by the pandemic, the country’s aviation sector is finally turning around as flight operations and the number of passengers flying from the Dhaka airport...

September 9, 2021
September 9, 2021

Labour migration in slow lane

Sending migrant workers abroad continued to remain inadequate amid the pandemic compared to what the situation was during pre-pandemic times, which posed a challenge for the labour migration sector.

September 7, 2021
September 7, 2021

Migrants Going Abroad: Their pleas finally heard

Mohiuddin Belal, an engineer based in UAE, heaved a sigh of relief on August 4 when he heard that his host country had lifted the flight ban from Bangladesh after about three months.

August 29, 2021
August 29, 2021

Migrant deaths go unexplained, ignored

Mohammed Suman Miah died in Qatar on April 29, 2020 at the age of 34.