KATHMANDU, Jan 20: A total of 99 Nepali youth workers set out for Israel in the first phase as per an agreement related to temporary employment of Nepali workers in Israel. Ninety nine Nepali workers, including 63 women and 36 men left for Israel on Wednesday evening.
They traveled to Israel for employment on ‘first come, first serve’ basis as the Israel government had already issued visas for the purpose. After this lot, more youth workers will go to Israel via two flights on January 29 and 30.
The Department of Foreign Employment had sent a name list of 500 workers to Israel last October and 675 workers in November for job contracts. The final name list of 829 men and 354 women among 1,175 selected was published.
The Nepal government and Israel government had signed a labor pact on September 30 2020. As per the agreement, Nepali workers are entitled to receive a monthly salary of Rs 200,000 in Israel.
The Kathmandu-based Israeli Embassy shared that the Nepali workers would get perks and benefits such as remuneration, leave and health expenses on a par with the Israeli workforce.
Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Krishna Kumar Shrestha and Israeli Ambassador to Nepal, Hanan Goder saw off the Nepali youth bound to Israel after being screened as assistant workers in the first phase.
Extending his best wishes to the traveling workers, Minister Shrestha urged them to provide service in a way to keep the country’s image high. On the occasion, Israeli Ambassador Goder said Nepali workers would play the role as a bridge between Nepali and Israeli families. The embassy also wished them a fruitful stay in Israel.