DHAKA: Remittance flow in the country decreased after 37 years, showed a recent research by Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RAMRU).
The reason of declining was, not sending efficient workers and lack of strong lobbying, according to the RAMRU research.
Teacher of Political Science department of Dhaka University Dr Tasnim Siddiqui came up with the disclosure in a press briefing titled ‘International Labour Migration from Bangladesh-2013: Achievement and Challenge’ at the National Press Club on Saturday afternoon.
Highlighting the results of the research Dr Tasnim Siddiqui said for the first time since 1976, the remittance flow has decreased in 2013.
Till December 24, 2013 the remittance was $13.47 billion and if the same rate continues, the amount of remittance would be $13.79 billion which would be 2.76 percent less then the previous year.
Dr Tasnim added that another apprehending side is gradual decline of efficient workers. The workers’ amount decreased to 40.34 percent in 2011 and 34.45 percent in 2012.
He also said that government failed totally in government to government system.
He also said that government has to form partnership with non-government recruiting agencies to be successful in this method.
During the time, RAMRU chairperson Dr Shahdin Malik and Shahin Anam, executive director of Manusher Jonno Foundation Shahin Anam were present in the briefing.
BDST: 2155 HRS, DEC 28, 2013
Edited By: Shameem Reza, Newsroom Editor/M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor [email protected]