Category Archives: Migration

Government to discuss labour issues with Malaysia

The government is planning to send Nepali migrant workers to Malaysia as domestic help. It will be discussed – apart from labour agreement – during the visit of Malaysian human resources minister Datuk Richard Anak Jaem, said state minister for

MRP for foreign job aspirants mandatory from tomorrow

The government hass made it mandatory that Nepali migrant workers have machine readable passport (MRP) to get final permit from tomorrow. The  Department of Foreign Employment today said that it would not issue final work permit to migrant workers carrying

Over 492,000 youth left Nepal for foreign employment

Some 1,349 Nepali youth are leaving the country for foreign employment every day in an average making it some 41,044 every month as the government failed to generate employment back home. Some 492, 532 youth left the country for foreign

Government urges multilateral agencies to study rising migrant workers’ death

The government has requested multilateral agencies to find out exact cause of rising deaths of Nepali workers in Gulf countries and Malaysia. Speaking at an interaction jointly organised by Ministry of Labour and Employment and Nepali Coordination Committee, here today

Saudi not interested in signing labour pact

Saudi Arabia is not interested in signing a labour agreement with Nepal. The agreement was aimed at protecting the interest of Nepali workers in the Gulf country, according to labour secretary Suresh Man Shrestha. The government had proposed Saudi Arabia

Nepal proposes to hold next regional labour meet in Kathmandu

Nepal has proposed to hold next regional labour meet in Kathmandu. During the second day of South Asia Labour Conference in Lahore today, joint secretary at the Ministry of Labour Dhan Bahadur Shrestha offered to host the conference in Nepal

Nepal to ink labour accord with three countries soon

Nepal is going to sign labour agreements with major labour destinations  Malaysia, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia soon. According to the Ministry of Labour and Employment, The proposed labour agreement that is planned to be signed within this July end will

International Office of Migration holds Financial literacy training

International Office of Migration (IOM) Nepal Mission organised a six-day financial literacy training to government officials, NGO trainers, officials of financial cooperatives and a private banks to raise awareness among families of migrant workers on proper management of money. “Each

Nepal-Malaysia plan MoU on labour migration management soon

Malaysia is ready to sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nepal on labour migration management. During a meeting with state minister for Labor and Employment Tek Bahadur Gurung at his office today, Malaysian home minister Dr Ahmed Zahid Hamidi said

Government mulls setting up labour bank

The government is planning to establish a separate financial institution to provide easy banking services to migrant workers and also their dependents back home. The government had announced to open a separate financial institution for migrant workers in the common

Nepal to propose labour agreement with Malaysia

Nepal is preparing to propose a new labour agreement with Malaysia. The planned agreement is expected to protect rights, interests and safety of Nepali migrant workers in Malaysia. The government is also preparing a similar agreement with Kuwait. Malaysia and

Government penalises 44 manpower companies

Department of Foreign Employment has penelised some four dozen outsourcers in a major crackdown against foul players in the overseas recruitment business. The depart took action against 44 manpower companies and reprimanded 37 others for flouting the law while sending

Machine-readable passports mandatory for Nepali workers seeking jobs in Oman

Nepali migrant workers looking for job in Oman must carry machine-readable passports (MRPs). As the deadline by International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to complete the process to phase out the non-machine-readable passports globally is ending on November 24, 2015, the

Nepal, South Korea plan two labour pacts

The government is planning to sign two labour agreements – for domestic migrant workers and overall workers – with Saudi Arabia soon. It is preparing to exchange preliminary drafts of both the labour agreements with the kingdom, according to the

Government not to issue permits for new manpower agencies

The government is not going to issue new licence for outsourcers for another two years. The government had not issued licence for new manpower agencies since October 2011 due to increased irregularities. According to Ministry of Labour and Employment, it

South Korea to hire 5,700 Nepalis in 2014

South Korean human resource department is recruiting some 5,700 Nepali migrant workers in 2014, making Nepal the fourth largest migrant workers source destination. According to the department, it has allotted 5,700 jobs to the Nepalis under Employment Permit System (EPS).

Economic diplomacy action plan in pipeline

The government is planning to bring an economic diplomacy action plan that is expected to promote tourism and attract investment in hydropower, apart from helping solve problems of Nepali migrant workers. The government has also formed a high-level coordination committee

ILO, EU to support welfare of Nepali migrant workers

International Labour Organisation (ILO) and European Union (EU) jointly launched a 2.41 million euros project in Kathmandu today aiming at promoting the welfare of ‘vulnerable migrant workers’ from Nepal, India and Pakistan to the Gulf countries. The project ‘Promoting Effective