Govt to run Returnee Entrepreneurship Programme

KATHMANDU: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Dol Prasad Aryal has said that the government was preparing to implement the Returnee Entrepreneurship Programme to create employment opportunities at home for returnee migrant workers.

During the discussion on Appropriation Bill, 2081 in the House of Representatives (HoR) meeting on Sunday, Minister Aryal said the government was working to create an environment conducive to retaining within the country to the returnee migrants.

Minister Aryal was of the view that the Returnee Entrepreneurship Programme is aimed at harnessing the knowledge, skill and capital of returnee migrant workers within the country.

He further shared that reintegration programmes targeting the returnees were being implemented at 20 local levels in Koshi and Madhesh provinces.

Likewise, Minister Aryal said that provisions have been ensured to provide labour permit to the migrant workers within an hour by running the Labour Office in two shifts.

Furthermore, he said that the Prime Minister Employment Programme would be restructured to link it with skill development and entrepreneurship.

He also said that the National Employment Management Information System would be set up to work as an employment bank to bridge the employees and employers in the labour market.

On the occasion, Minister Aryal said that the compensation amount to the families of dead persons while working in foreign countries has been proposed to make Rs 1 million by increasing Rs 300,000 and the provisions of other economic assistance and scholarships to the families of those injured or dead ones have been simplified.

Similarly, Minister Aryal said the government was working to explore new labour destinations and also renew the labour agreements with different countries.

Aryal stated that new labour agreements were signed with Germany and Romania and bilateral labour agreement (BLA) would be signed with three more destination countries as stated in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

In his response to the HoR members, Minister Aryal said as many as 4,000 Nepali died in the past four years while working abroad while 870 others were crucially injured. RSS

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Monday June 24, 2024, 12:04:33 PM |

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