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Cottage industries suffer loss of Rs 590 m loss due to earthquake

The cottage and small industries have suffered a loss of Rs 590 million due to devastating earthquake of April 25, and subsequent aftershocks. The cottage and small enterprises suffered a loss of Rs 590 million due to earthquake, according to

ILO director-general reaffirms support to Nepal reconstruction following second earthquake

The latest major earthquake to hit Nepal comes as recovery efforts are still on-going in the central districts devastated by the earthquake that struck on April 25, according to ILO director-general Guy Ryder. “Our hearts go out to the families

Nepal requests US to hire Nepali workers

Nepal requested the US to hire Nepalis in agriculture sector. State Minister for Labour and Employment Tek Bahadur Gurung during the meeting – at his office in Singhadurbar today – asked the visiting deputy assistant secretary of the State in

Government allows Nepali women migrant to work as domestic help abroad

The government has allowed Nepali migrant workers to work as domestic help in Gulf and Malaysia. Endorsing the guidelines on domestic migrant workers today – as part of its preparations to lift travel ban on Nepali housemaids – the government

Government extends ban on Nepali housemaids

The government has extended ban on Nepali women migrant workers in the domestic sector in Gulf countries. The move is aimed at preventing Nepali housemaids from entering Gulf countries through illegal channels. The Labour Ministry has written Nepali missions asking

Finance Minister asks to expedite reform programmes

Finance Minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat today asked the government officials to expedite the economic reform programmes. Directing department chiefs at the Finance Ministry today, he asked them to complete preparations for the introduction of new economic reforms related laws

More than a quarter of Nepali youth unemployed: ILO

The average youth unemployment rate – relaxed definition – stood highest in in Nepal at 28.9 per cent, according to an international report. The average youth unemployment rate – relaxed definition – was 14.2 per cent, the new report by

Government to allow temporary registration of crushers only to clear stock

The government is allowing crushers to temporarily register to clear their current stock. The 11th Central Monitoring Committee meeting – chaired by chief secretary Leela Mani Paudyal – on sand and aggregates today decided to allow crushers to issue bills

Tourism industry has skilled human resource deficit: Survey

There is  skilled human resource deficit in the tourism industry as over half of the employees in the sector are unskilled, according to a report. The tourism industry that could be the base for economic growth in Nepal has only

Experts urge formalisation of economy to discourage migration

Experts suggested formalisation of agriculture, trading, construction; transport and micro enterprise sectors that could help discourage outflow of Nepali youths from the country. Currently, around 1,500 youths leave the country daily in search of employment in Gulf and Malaysia due

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

Trade unions demand government to instate social security schemes for workers

Trade unions today demanded social security schemes to workers. Observing the International Labour Day, popularly known world over as ‘May Day’ today, trade unions also threatened to obstruct budget session of the parliament, if the government fails to address their

Urge to bridge job demand and supply gap

The labour experts urged the government to bridge job demand and supply gap by linking education and vocational training. Even though education is not a panacea and does not in itself create jobs, having higher level of education or skills

Majority of youths dissatisfied with their jobs: ILO

The Work4Youth Project that is running under International Labour Organisation (ILO) revealed that nearly 60 per cent young Nepali workers are dissatisfied with their current jobs. In its report ‘Labour market transitions of young women and men in Nepal’, the

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

Entrepreneurship fundamental to sustainable growth: US envoy

The ambassador of the United States to Nepal Peter W Bode argued that the government should promote entrepreneurship within the country rather than focusing on development aid for economic development. Speaking at a talk programme organised by South Asian Institute

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