Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2020-01-05 22:28:26 BdST
Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad announced the target at a programme in Dhaka on Sunday.
“It’s a very conservative target. We’ll go beyond it,” he said.
The government is taking initiatives to send workers to at least six new destinations, he said at the event organised by the Reporters for Bangladeshi Migrants.
Male worker migration dropped by 81,000 in this period. But figure for female workers rose by 5,509.
“It’s true that the number of workers going abroad has fallen. But no one is saying that there is a drop in demand for workers. Now it’s time for skilled workers. We’ll fail if we cannot provide skilled workers,” the minister said.
The government is building 164 training camps in all 64 districts, he added.