Call to retain foreign-bound workers

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 30, 2014-

An official at the National Planning Commission (NPC) has stressed on the need to increase efforts to attract Nepali youths, who are heading abroad for employment, to local job market.

Speaking at a programme organised by the ROJGARI (Raising Opportunity for Job in Gramin Areas for Rural Income) project initiated by Practical Action in the Capital on Friday, NPC member Prem Dangal said the government is always willing to bring improvements in the employment sector.

“We want to work with various organisations working in the employment sector to retain our youths in the country by attracting them to local job market,” he said. Sujan Piya of Practical Action said a total of 2,416 Nepali youths, including 1,143 females, have initiated their own enterprises such as poultry farming, turmeric processing, making bamboo products and tailoring, among others, after the project was launched.

The project implemented in Doti, Achham, and Kailali district worked in partnership with various vocational training centres to build their capacity provide training to rural youths. It is estimated that almost half a million Nepali youths go abroad every year for employment, mainly in the Gulf and South East Asian countries.

Published: 31-05-2014 09:16

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