Bangladesh to send workers to Malaysia in three years

Dhaka, Feb 8 (IANS) The Bangladesh government expects to send some 1.5 million workers to Malaysia in three years under a new deal.

Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday approved the “G2G (government-to-government) Plus” deal to pave the way to send 1.5 million workers to Malaysia, Xinhua reported.

After the cabinet meeting, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, spokesman Shafiul Alam said the government hopes to send 1.5 million workers to Malaysia under this deal in the next three years.

He said Malaysia has listed Bangladesh as a source country. “It’s a great achievement for us.”

Under the new deal, Malaysia would recruit Bangladeshi workers in construction, service, manufacturing and agriculture sectors.

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