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MoU on sending workers to Korea to be renewed soon
Khandkar Mosharraf Hossain

MoU on sending workers to Korea to be renewed soon

Bangladesh is expected to renew its memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with South Korea on sending workers on government-to-government basis in May this year.
Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain disclosed this while talking to reporters after a meeting with South Korean Ambassador Lee Yun Young at his office on Wednesday.Stating that the tenure of the MoU is set to expire on June 14, the minister said it is expected to be renewed on the first week of May.
He also said new clauses will be incorporated in the renewed MoU to resolve several problems being faced under the previous one.
The number of Bangladeshi workers in South Korea has seen a rise recently, Mosharraf said, adding that more workers will go to that country gradually.
Replying to a question, he said if Bangladeshi workers show good performance, employers will show eagerness to hire more workers from Bangladesh.
Abdul Hannan, Managing Director of Bangladesh Overseas Employment and Services Limited (Boesl), said the MoU was first signed with South Korea in 2007 and it is renewed in every two years.
He also said some 2,000 workers were sent to South Korea last year and this year it will be extended to 2,700. Presently, over 10,000 Bangladeshis are working in South Korea. – UNB