Works on 91 more technical training centres underway
Published : Tuesday, 12 February, 2019 at 7:46 PM Count : 160
State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian on Tuesday said the government is working to construct 91 more technical training centres across the country aimed at increasing the efficiency and productivity of workers.
“The government is giving special emphasis on improving the skills of the overseas workers, who aim to go abroad for employment,” she said while responding to a starred question from treasury bench member Gazi Mohammad Shahnawaz of Habiganj-1 in the Jatiya Sangsad.
Sufian, on behalf of State Minister for Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed, said during the tenure of the present government the number of technical training centres has been increased to 70 from 38. The government has also taken initiative to construct training centres at the upazila level, she added.
In the competitive labor market, migration costs of skilled workers are much less compared to the unskilled workers. Besides the salary,
opportunities and demand of skilled workers is much higher, she informed the House.
Meanwhile, the ministry has fixed the migration cost with 16 countries along with Saudi Arabia and to this end, the government has been campaigning massively through website, mass media, technical training centres and district employment and manpower offices, the state minister said, reports BSS.