Tk 427cr rehabilitation project approved for 5 lakh returnee migrant workers
According to a government estimate, around five lakh migrant workers lost their jobs and returned to the country in more than a year due to the effects of Covid-19.
The information was revealed during a press conference following the meeting of National Economic Council's executive committee today.
Planning ministry gave the estimate at the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) meeting while approving a project worth Tk 427 crore for creating a database of migrant workers.
Under the project, two lakh migrant workers will be given Tk 13,500 each at a time.
Planning Commission member Sharifa Khan said, "When migrant workers return from abroad, they are registered. According to that information, 4.80 lakh migrant workers have returned. On the basis of that, it was said that about five lakh expatriates have returned."
Planning Minister MA Mannan said all returnee migrant workers would receive various benefits in phases.
State Minister for Planning Shamsul Alam said a database of all returnee migrant workers would be created and assistance would be provided considering their financial state.