KATHMANDU, March 4: Malaysia is considering removing outsourcing agencies or agents involved in the hiring and management of foreign workers as the country prepares to streamline policies governing foreign workers. An estimated half a million Nepalis are currently employed in Malaysia.
KATHMANDU, Feb 8: As Japan prepares to welcome a wave of new foreign workers, experts are cautioning Nepalis over unethical immigration brokers and urging their government to conclude an agreement with Japan for greater transparency in movements of migrant workers, according to a news story published in Japan Times.
KATHMANDU, Feb 8: A government taskforce has suggested reducing the cost of remitting money to Nepal through banks or remittance companies for encouraging migrant workers to send money home using formal channels.
KATHMANDU, Feb 6: As the 2022 World Cup inches closer, the Qatari authorities risk falling behind on their promise to tackle widespread labor exploitation of thousands of migrant workers, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
Nepal and Qatar share multi-faceted relations. Over 500,000 Nepali migrant workers are said to be currently working in this Gulf nation. Besides exchange of high level visits to cement the ties, Nepal and Qatar have also been expanding various avenues of cooperation. The relations between the two countries have deepened further with Qatar establishing residential embassy in Nepal. As Qatar is celebrating its National Day – the birth day of its founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani on Tuesday, Republica talked to Ambassador of Qatar to Nepal Yousuf bin Mohamed al-Hail. Excerpts:
Until six months ago, departure of Nepali migrant workers to Malaysia was unhindered, but the agonies, hurdles and pains of our potential and returnee migrant workers were beyond words. However, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on ‘Recruitment, Employment and Repatriation of Workers’ signed on October 29 between the government of Nepal and the government of Malaysia will hopefully make things better for Nepali workers. Thanks to a dozen plus migrants-friendly points.
KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has unveiled unified working procedure related to interest subsidy for concessional loans, paving the way for unemployed educated youths, returnee migrant workers, women entrepreneurs, Dalits and earthquake victims, among other targeted groups, to borrow money from bank and financial institutions at cheaper interest rates.
KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Sixteen Nepali migrant workers are running out of food stock in Saudi Arabia after the company they were working for stopped providing them salary. They ran into trouble after an altercation with the manager of the company, who is an Egyptian national.