KATHMANDU, Aug 10: To make foreign employment safe and orderly, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) has decided to provide additional facilities to the workers through the Foreign Employment Board.

KATHMANDU, July 15:  The number of migrant workers to be enrolled in the Social Security Fund (SSF) has started increasing.

Discouraging informal remittance channels comes at a cost, which already overburdened migrant workers must bear; calls for government intervention to reduce remitting costs and make digital channels accessible.

KATHMANDU, April 20: The number of people going abroad for foreign employment has exceeded 600,000 in the current Fiscal Year that began in mid-July.

KATHMANDU, April 14: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended to the government to pay heed to the human rights of migrant workers.

COLOMBO, April 4: Sri Lanka is set to increase duty-free allowances for migrant workers at the airport starting May in order to encourage remittance, Minister of Labor and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The government is looking forward to signing agreements with a number of European countries to send the migrant workers, citing an increase in labor demand in those countries.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) has lauded the government's plan to incorporate migrant workers and those working in informal sectors within the country under the social security scheme.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Under Saudi Arabia Vision 2030, the campaign to advance Nepal toward economic prosperity through partnership and cooperation has started.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: A total of 372,356 people left the country seeking jobs in foreign countries in the past six months.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Migrant workers will now get at least 10 percent of the primary shares (IPOs) issued by the companies, according to the revised rules  of the Securities Board of Nepal (SEBON).

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The number of deaths among Nepalis migrant workers abroad has been increasing every year. The government has not been able to reduce the death rate despite its efforts.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Sher Bahadur Kunwar has said the government would address issues in the sector of foreign employment.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Sher Bahadur Kunwar has said the coverage of social security would be expanded.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Sher Bahadur Kunwar pledged to ensure that the national and foreign laborers would get their dues for their works.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The government is allocating 10 percent of the issued public offerings to the migrant workers. This new arrangement will come into effect from the commencement of the fiscal year 2022/23.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) issued new job permits for 57,783 migrant workers just in one month between mid-May and mid-June.

KATHMANDU, April 14: The government has made it mandatory for migrant Nepali workers who are employed in foreign countries after receiving labor permits through their own individual approach to fill a self-declaration form effective from Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Krishna Kumar Shrestha interacted with the Nepali diaspora in the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Krishna Kumar Shrestha and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister for Human Resource, Dr Abdulrahaman Al Awar, held a meeting on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 8: The government on Monday urged the South Korean authorities to allow the Nepali workers who have already been selected for different jobs in South Korea and are waiting to fly to the country to join their jobs there.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: The government is to honor the returnee migrant workers so as to encourage them to adopt self-employment measures. In this connection, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security, has solicited applications from those who adopted enterprises after returning from overseas employment.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Amid rising number of Nepali job seekers falling stranded in foreign land, the government has cautioned outbound workers to go to foreign employment only after obtaining a work permit of the country concerned.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The government has started a process to incorporate family members of Nepali migrant workers into their health insurance policy.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: As many as 25 Nepali citizens spending their time in prisons in Malaysia have been rescued with the support of the Non-Resident Nepali Association. They had reached Malaysia in search of employment but were later arrested for various reasons and were awaiting death sentences.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale, has warned of stern action against those involved in giving unnecessary hassles against migrant workers at the Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA).

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has permitted the South Korea-bound migrant workers to carry additional up to US $ 1,500 citing the expenses that the workers have to incur while staying in the quarantine posts there.

People’s increased purchasing capacity won’t matter if we can’t hold the money home. Capital flight adds to the problems and hikes dependency.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Despite the government authorities repeatedly issuing caution notices to check gold import, there is a massive surge in the import of the precious metal by travelers returning from abroad.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The government will be blacklisting the foreign companies that do not provide Nepali migrant workers with the salaries and perks as per the agreement.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The government has stepped up measures to curb import of gold by the returnee migrant workers.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: The government is resuming the Korean language test under Employment Permit System (EPS), which was put on hold for over a year due to e coronavirus pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: The South Korean government is resuming job placement for eligible Nepali workers that has been suspended for the past 20 months.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: More than two-thirds of Nepali migrant workers abroad will not choose the same recruitment agency they chose the first time if they were to go again on foreign employment. This is the finding of an analysis report of the Migrant Recruitment Advisor (MRA) in Nepal which was shared in a sub-regional South Asia meeting on MRA organized by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) here on Wednesday.

In South Korea, unlike other countries, employers pay migrant workers equal to Korean workers. On average, per month, Nepali workers earn 1500 to 2200 USD. In 2020, at minimum, their earnings grossed 8590 Won (roughly 7.5 USD) per hour for 40 hours a week.  In 2021, the hourly minimum wage has already been increased to 8720 Won. During additional hours and holidays, workers receive even higher wages.

KATHMANDU, August 8: The number of Nepali workers going abroad in search of foreign employment declined sharply by 55 percent in the last fiscal year due to the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nepal, Park Chong-suk, on Wednesday said that the Korean government will resume the process of taking Nepali workers who have passed the Korean language test and are looking to migrate to South Korea for jobs.

DHANGADHI, May 4: Nepalis are returning home from different parts of India after the second wave of COVID-19 infection spread widely in India. Every day, more than a thousand people are entering Sudurpaschim Province from Gauriphanta in Kailali and Gaddachauki in Kanchanpur. But they have been allowed to go to their home villages without undergoing PCR tests.

DHANGADHI, April 30: With the rapid spread of coronavirus in India, the number of Nepali migrant workers returning home in Nepal has increased.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The dead bodies of as many as 12 Nepali migrant workers were brought in from Malaysia, one of the major labor destinations for Nepalis, on Sunday.

Instead of providing short term aids to returnee migrants, should not Nepal create opportunities for them here in the country so that they do not have to rely on low paying jobs in foreign lands?

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The Agriculture and Vegetable Market has started its outlet in Kalanki, Kathmandu from Friday.

Hunger is more dreadful than any disease, forcing us to leave our homeland, they say

With no jobs and means to earn livelihood, Nepali youths are heading to India.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Experts have sought a proper policy response by the government to address the adverse consequences in the livelihoods of the returned migrant workers following the global spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: A total of 146 Nepali migrant workers were repatriated via charter flights from Bahrain on Saturday. Those people were stranded in various places of Bahrain due to COVID-19 outbreak and its effect in their job settlement.

“I have been trying to return home,” he told Republica. “I have been to the embassy and travel agencies multiple times in the last two months to get a ticket, but nothing has worked so far.” He fears that the company will soon kick him out from the apartment, and has run out of money.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The Embassy of Nepal in Bahrain has taken up the initiative to bring back migrant workers from Nepal who were on holidays but got stuck due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The government has decided to resume the fifth phase of repatriation flights making it mandatory for all returnee migrant workers to stay in hotel quarantine for a week and undergo PCR test before departing to their respective home.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The government will bear all expenses for rescuing Nepali nationals stranded in foreign countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.