Print Edition - 2014-08-13 | Nation
Foreign work permits from Soalteemode
Aug 12, 2014-
The Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) relocated its sections looking after its activities related to Kathmandu and Saudi Arabia to the newly-established ‘Labour Village’ at the Nepal Trust building in Soalteemode, Kathmandu, on Tuesday.
The shift has enabled foreign job aspirants to obtain entire pre-departure services from the single location. The Kathmandu and Saudi sections were previously operating from DoFE central building in Tinkune. The department shifted its sections that look after activities related to Qatar and Malaysia to the Soalteemode-based office in April.
“We have started providing work permits from the new building from today. The central office will remain in Tinkune building as usual,” said a DoFE official. The department has said that the sections will only look after pre- and final work approval for some months.
In a press statement issued last week, the department said the central office would look after monitoring work, formulation of new rules and regulation and other administrative duties.
DoFE officials said the country-wise division of services being provide from the labour village will be helpful in providing smooth and transparent services to service seekers.
The Ministry of Labour and Employment plans to develop the new office as a full-fledged labour village bringing in other stakeholders, including the Foreign Employment Promotion Board, Foreign Employment Tribunal, shelter for victimised workers, public relation office of the recruiting agencies, health agencies and orientation and pre-departure training centres, in the long run.
The DoFE has also begun homework to extend its services outside the valley as a majority of foreign job aspirants come from far-flung areas. The department issues final work approvals to around 1,800 migrant workers each day.
Published: 13-08-2014 09:24