Maldives keen to recruit more workers from Bangladesh | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 02, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 02, 2008

Maldives keen to recruit more workers from Bangladesh

Abdullah Shahid, foreign minister of the Maldives, said that his country is keen to have more semi-skilled and skilled Bangladeshi workers for the growing tourism sector.
The Maldives foreign minister said this during a bilateral meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury at Sri Lankan capital city Colombo on the sidelines of the Saarc Council of Ministers on Thursday evening.
Shahid lauded the Bangladeshi workers who are contributing to the development of the Maldivian economy to date.
Iftekhar said that 37 Technical Training Centres in Bangladesh would develop hundreds of skilled persons this year and hoped that it could meet a part of manpower needs of the Maldives.
He also expressed satisfaction at the opening of a new Maldivian High Commission in Dhaka. He hoped that this initiative would help widen and deepen bilateral relations.
Later, Foreign Adviser Iftekhar Chowdhury held a bilateral meeting with the Nepalese Finance Minister Dr Ram Saran Mahat.
They discussed ways and means of increasing trade, investment and cultural ties between Bangladesh and Nepal.

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