Greece has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to rent 4,000 Bangladeshi staff yearly.
The MoU was signed by visiting Greek Minister of Migration and Asylum Penagiotis Mitarachi and Bangladesh’s Expatriates’ Welfare and Abroad Employment Minister Imran Ahmed in Dhaka on Wednesday (February 9, 2022).
“As per the MoU, Greece will take 4,000 staff from Bangladesh yearly. They may primarily be employed in varied sectors together with agriculture, building and tourism,” mentioned Md Shahidul Alam, Director Common of Bureau of Manpower, Employment, and Coaching (BMET).
He additional added that Greece will give legitimacy to part of the Bangladeshis who’re working undocumented within the nation.
Those that can be taken to Greece can be given 5 years of labor allow, they need to return to Bangladesh after the tip of the contract interval, however can journey to Greece once more to seek for work.
Penagiotis Mitarachi mentioned that the MoU can be materialised quickly after the parliament approves it.
“After the settlement is materialized, Bangladeshi staff will have the ability to legally go to Greece and work there,” mentioned Expatriates Minister of Bangladesh Imran Ahmed.
Those that have an interest will have the ability to journey to Greece on the bills of the employers. So, nobody ought to fall within the traps of brokers, added the minister.