Expatriate welfare desks at Chittagong, Sylhet airports soon
Sunday, 30 March 2008

Adviser for Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury said expatriate welfare desks would be introduced at Chittagong and Sylhet airports soon like that in Dhaka, reports agency.

He said this while talking to journalists in Dhaka, said a press release of the Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry.

The adviser said an expatriate welfare desk was inaugurated at Zia International Airport on March 27 to facilitate travelling of workers to foreign countries.

The government wants to create such facilities at Chittagong and Sylhet airports for the workers going abroad, he added.

He hoped that the government would be able to introduce expatriate welfare desks at Chittagong Shah Amanat Airport and Sylhet Osmani Airport very soon.

Dr Iftekhar said doing welfare of the expatriate workers is one the priority policies of the present government.

A total of 8.32 lakh workers got employment abroad in 2007 while the amount of remittance sent by the expatriates was 6.5 billion US dollars in that year, he said.

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