Report unveiled on labour trend abroad

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Jul 18, 2016-

Ministry of Labour and Employment unveiled ‘Report on Labour Migration for Foreign Migration, a status report for Nepal in 2014/2015 amid a programme in the Capital Sunday. 

Minister for Labour and Employment Deepak Bohora launched the report that documents various facts and figures on labour migration of Nepalis abroad between 2008/09 and 2014/15. 

The report states that of the total 272,3587 who obtained labour permission during this period, 95.7 percent were male, and 33.34 percent of them chose Malaysia over other labour destinations.

 Qatar is the second most preferred labour destinations for Nepali migrants, followed by other Gulf countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and Kuwait, the report says.

Dubai tops other countries when it comes to most preferred labour destinations for female migrants. Of the total women who obtained labour permission, 19.88 percent were reported to have flown to Dubai, 17.98 percent to Malaysia, 13.36 to Kuwait, 4.74 percent to Qatar and 3.19 to Lebanon. 

The report also states that, a majority of migrant workers are from Dhanusha followed by Mahottari, Jhapa, Morang, Sindhupalchok, Makawanpur and Kavre. It also mentions that 79.9 percent of the migrants had gone to labour destinations through manpower agencies while remaining 20 percent flew on their own. 

Published: 18-07-2016 09:55

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