KATHMANDU, Oct 22: A Joint Technical Committee of Joint-Secretary of Nepal and Jordan is to be formed for the implementation of labour agreement signed between the two countries.
A press release issued today by the Ministry of Labour and Employment states that the committee is going to be formed in order to hold discussion on the issues related to Nepali migrant workers in Jordan as part of the implementation of the agreement. An arrangement has been made to hold the Committee's meeting once in a year.
Minister for Labour and Employment, Farmullah Mansoor and Minister for Labour and Employment of Jordan, Ali Al- Ghezawi signed the agreement on October 18.
As per the agreement, there is also an arrangement of free ticket and visa for Nepali workers willing to go to Jordan for employment. The government has also implemented the same provision in Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Malaysia.
A mechanism will be formed in a bid to resolve any dispute between the employee and employer, while a provision will be put into action that will guarantee welfare, and security of Nepali migrant workers.
About 8,000 Nepalis are working in the country in the garment and service sectors, according to the Ministry. Although Nepal has allowed Nepali migrants to work in 109 foreign countries, bilateral labour agreement has been reached with only a few including Qatar, Jordan, Bahrain, South Koran, the UAE and Israel.(RSS)