Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad on Sunday said that the government would investigate into the causes of deportation of Bangladeshi workers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
‘If recruiting agencies are found responsible, stern action will be taken against them,’ the minister said while speaking at a press conference in Probashi Kalyan Bhaban.
Saudi Arabia deported 373 Bangladeshi workers Friday and Saturday, they all had valid work permits.
A Saudi Airlines flight landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with 200 deported workers of Bangladesh at 1:30pm on Friday and another flight of the airlines brought 173 Bangladeshis Saturday night, said Md Shariful Hasan, head of the BRAC Migration Programme.
According to BRAC Migration Programme, about 18,000 Bangladeshi workers were deported by Saudi Arabia this year.
The press conference was arranged to inform update about the manpower agreement signed between Bangladesh and Seychelles.
EWOE Minister Imran Ahmed and Employment, Immigration and Civil Status Minister of Seychelles Myriam Telemaque signed the agreement in Victoria.
Under the agreement with the Indian Ocean Island Republic, Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training and the Bangladesh Overseas Employment Services Limited have been exclusively authorized to send workers to Seychelles.
Speaking at a press conference, EWOE ministry secretary Md Salim Reza requested aspirant migrants not to pay any recruiting agency for getting jobs in Seychelles.