Need for sending skilled manpower abroad stressed
GAIBANDHA, Jan 26: Speakers at a function here underscored the need for sending skilled manpower abroad to earn sufficient foreign remittance to take the country ahead and enhance the image of the nation.
An awareness is very essential to the persons who are interested to go abroad as they have to face various problems and sufferings after going abroad without having appropriate knowledge and consciousness, they said.
They made the comments while addressing a day-long seminar on efficiency and awareness for foreign employment, which was organised by district administration in the conference room of deputy commissioner (DC) here on Saturday in cooperation with Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry.
Whip of the Jatiya Sangsad and local lawmaker Mahabub Ara Begum Gini addressed the function as chief guest while DC Abdul Matin presided over the ceremony.
Police Super Towhidul Islam, Civil Surgeon Dr ABM Abu Hanif, and Gaibandha Municipality Mayor Advocate Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir Milon also spoke at the event as special guests while ADC (General) Alamgir Kabir Saikat moderated the function.
Among others, Sadar Upazila Chairman Shah Sarwar Kabir, Gaibandha Technical Training Centre Principal Atiqur Rahman, and Assistant Director of District Manpower and Employment Office Nesarul Haque also addressed the seminar.
Earlier, Deputy Secretary (DS) of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry M Aminur Rahman presented a keynote paper on the subject through multimedia projector.
In his presentation, DS Aminur Rahman said as many as 4,785 persons went abroad from the district in 2018 and 2,709 till October of 2019.
Chief Guest Whip Mahabub Ara Begum Gini said the foreign job aspirants would be imparted need-based training on different trades including technical ones before going abroad for job.
She also put emphasis on creating much awareness among the common people across the country in a bid to avoid complexities in foreign countries and urged the journalists to publish positive reports in this connection.
DC Abdul Matin thanked the officials of the ministry for arranging such a seminar and urged all to create awareness among the people so that none goes abroad without knowing elaborately about the job.