Romania, a country in southeastern Europe, has decided to recruit around 40,000 workers from abroad, paving the way for Bangladesh to send more workers to that country.
“This is a new area. We’ve already sent around 1,000 workers. We can send more. They’ve (Romania) decided to recruit around 40,000 workers from abroad,” said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen while talking about his recent visit to Romania.
He said the Romanian government prefers government-to-government recruitment as they feel more comfortable to recruit people in a better regulated way.
“There’s no space for illegal entry there,” said the Foreign Minister, adding that some 860 Bangladeshis entered Germany from Romania illegally.
These 860 people will be sent back to Bangladesh from Germany through International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The Foreign Minister said Romania needs construction workers, electricians, household helpers, workers in manufacturing units apart from doctors and nurses.
“They’ll (Romania) identify in which areas they need workers from Bangladesh and in which area we can provide,” Dr Momen said, adding that they will have to follow it up to reach an understanding.