No ban on Bangladeshi workers, says Saudi minister

The Ministry of Labor has not imposed any ban on recruitment of Bangladeshi workers according to Taiseer Al-Mufarraj spokesman of the ministry.

He told an online newspaper that Bangladesh has expressed its readiness to send housemaids to BD-workforce in KSAthe Kingdom. ‘The work to bring workers is continuing and many Bangladeshi women workers reached the Kingdom during Ramadan through various manpower agencies.’

It is expected that the number of Bangladeshi laborers coming to the Kingdom will increase as many manpower agencies based in Dhaka are working with their contacts in the Kingdom on the modalities of recruitment after recent decisions of the ministry he said.

Al-Mufarraj also said that the agreement between the Kingdom and Bangladesh covers many areas including the cost of recruitment. Both sides have agreed on a monthly salary of SR800 for housemaids.

He said that in view of local demands for more housemaids the ministry was making efforts to open new markets to bring manpower from the countries willing to supply labor.

– MENAFN – Arab News