» » Government will not back down from 'free ticket - free visa' decision: Minister Bohara

Kathmandu, May 19:  Minister for Labour Deepak Bohara has reiterated that the government will not back down from its previous decision of providing free ticket and free visa for abroad going labourers. 

Talking to RSS about the issues of foreign labour today, Minister Bohara added that they were holding talks with foreign employment agencies and entrepreneurs expecting that the issue would be resolved soon.  

He further said the labour contract with Saudi Arabia was in the final stage and would be finalized within a month, adding that the talks with Lebanon, Jordan and Malaysia were going on positive way for signing bilateral labour agreements with them.

The Minister for Labour briefed about the progress initiated by him to make the foreign employment sector transparent and efficient.  He added that the upcoming budget will address more things about the sector.

He claimed that only the 40 per cent remittance was receiving through legal mechanism and the upcoming budget will bring all that through legal channel and for the purpose the Ministry was talking to respective countries and banking sectors there.

Stating that approximately 600 billion rupees was annually received in remittance, Minister Bohara opined for arranging vocational training to the youth.

"The skilled youth themselves can generate the employment in the country itself and will get handsome income even if they go for foreign employment," he said.

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