UAE will recruit Bangladeshi female workers for 14 professions
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from Dubai Monday night concluding her three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and members of her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 12:15am
Earlier, the Prime Minister left Dubai International Airport yesterday at 6:15pm (Dubai time) for Dhaka.
Minister of Social Affairs of UAE Marrriam Mohammad Khalfan Al Roomi, Bangladesh Ambassador to UAE Mohammad Imran and senior officials of the two counties saw her off at the airport.
During the three-day bilateral tour, the Prime Minister held meetings with Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Crown Prince and Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Hasina also visited Ras al-Khaimah (RAK) and attended a luncheon hosted by its ruler Sheikh Saud Bin Aaqr Al Quasi.
She also attended a reception of Bangladeshi community in Abu Dhabi.
During the Prime Minister’s visit, Bangladesh and the UAE signed three deals on security cooperation, transfer of sentenced prisoners and handing over land for construction of the UAE Embassy in Dhaka.
Besides, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was inked between the Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) of Bangladesh and professional labour recruiting agency “Amala Group of the UAE” under which the UAE will recruit Bangladeshi female workers for 14 professions.
Sheikh Hasina visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the mazar of the founder of the mosque and Father of the Nation of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. She also offered Fateha there.
Another report says: United Arab Emirates (UAE) will recruit Bangladeshi female workers for 14 professions.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed between the Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) of Bangladesh and professional labour recruiting agency- Amala Group of the UAE.
The MoU was signed at St Regis Hotel on the second day of a three-day official visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to UAE.
Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Secretary Khandaker Shawkat Hossain said in the first phase UAE will recruit 1,000 female workers. Later, the number will increase gradually, he said, adding female workers will work as housemaids, drivers and gardeners, he added.
Director General of BMET Shamsun Nahar and chairman of Amala Group Humaid Mohammed Al Muhiri signed the MoU on behalf of their respective sides.
Following signing of the MoU, female workers from Bangladesh could be sent to UAE under certain terms and conditions which will ensure security of female workers. –Our Monitor (Photo: PID)