Call to ensure safe migration
The commitment of high commissions, transparency and accountability of recruiting agencies and migration of skilled manpower abroad through legal channels can help ensure a safe passage abroad and repatriation during crisis periods.
This observation came at a workshop titled “Safe Migration Facilitation: Social Participation” at Barisal deputy commissioner's conference room yesterday.
The workshop was jointly organised by district employment and manpower office and human rights unit of Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (Brac) in collaboration with Manusher Jonno Foundation.
Rafikul Islam, assistant director of district Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET), presided over the workshop, where ASM Arifur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Barisal, was present as the chief guest.
Dr Anil Chandra Datta, district civil surgeon; AJM Abdullahel Baki, additional deputy commissioner; Abdus Salam, additional police super; Shushanta Ghosh, president of Barisal Reporters Unity; and Al-Amin and Shah Alam, two expatriate from Libya; also addressed the programme.
According to BMET statistics, about 7.5 million people are working in about 100 countries across the world and 600,000 Bangladeshis migrating every year for jobs, said speakers at the workshop.