Govt to send one lakh drivers abroad in next 5yrs

Symbolic image

PV Desk : The government will send as many as 1,00,000 drivers abroad in the next five years as Bangladeshi skilled manpower of different professions, including drivers, have a huge demand in different countries.

“The government has taken an initiative to create skilled drivers because of their increased demands in different countries across the globe,” Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Secretary Dr Nomita Halder said while talking to BSS today.

She said as the demand of drivers in different countries are increasing day by day, the Skills for Employment Investment Programme (SEIP) with the association of Ministry of Finance about 1,00,000 skilled drivers would be sent abroad.

“Some 100 trainers will be created through imparting training by phases.
Twenty persons of first batch were imparted 4-day training since October 22 last,” she added.