The government has planned to make a union level database of migrants who have returned home and are working abroad.
Expatriates' welfare and overseas employment minister Nurul Islam BSc disclosed it at a views-exchage meeting at a Technical Training Centre (TTC) in Comilla. The minister was visiting the TTC on Wednesday, says a ministry press release.
Director General of Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) Selim Reja presided over the meeting. Expatriates' welfare and overseas employment ministry acting secretary Begum Shamsun Nahar spoke at the meeting as a special guest.
Nurul Islam mentioned that the prime minister had instructed to establish TTCs at upazila and district level to create skilled manpower.
TTCs have been established at district level while a process is underway to establish these at upazila level, he added.
Nurul Islam said the TTCs are playing a very important role to create skilled manpower.
The minister mentioned a total of 6,35,690 migrants from Comilla have been working abroad, amounting to 11 percent of total migration.
He said motivational meetings involving local administration and people's representatives have to be held at union level to eliminate middlemen in migration process.
The minister visits different departments of Commilla including automotive, civil construction, general mechanics and plumbing.