$788 fee fixed for Korea-bound workers
Friday, 29 February 2008

UNB, Dhaka

The government has fixed $788 as total sending fee for the Bangladeshi workers who will go to South Korea for work under the newly introduced Employment Permit System.

Sources said the Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry with the consent of the South Korean Labour Ministry has fixed the fee.

The total fee includes $30 for Korean language proficiency test. Sending charge also includes airfare, medical checkup, welfare fee, airport tax, immigration certificate and service charge of Bangladesh Overseas Employment and Services Ltd.

The sending fee would have to be paid to BOESL. An official announcement on Wednesday also advised the intending Bangladeshi workers 'not to do any financial transaction with any other recruiting agency or person'.

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