The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is likely to resume importing manpower from Bangladesh, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said on Monday.
The minister said the UAE will sign an agreement with Bangladesh end this month to reopen its labour market for Bangladeshi workers.
Khandaker Mosharraf said a high-level delegation of the UAE government will arrive in Dhaka this month to discuss hiring of female workers.
The issue of reopening UAE labour market for Bangladeshi male workers will also be raised by Bangladesh.
He said the UAE has huge employment opportunities in many areas like driving, gardening, cleaning and construction.
Currently, about 12 Bangladeshis work in the UAE.
The UAE authorities suspended recruiting workers from the country two years back, on grounds that the number of foreign workers had exceeded the requirement.
The minister said government is likely sign three or four deals with the UAE delegation.
UAE likely to resume hiring manpower