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Published: 2013-01-23 13:41:13.0
Updated: 2013-01-23 13:42:27.0
Expatriates’ Welfare Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain was
present as the selection was made through lottery system at Eskaton on
Wednesday.He said the winners would be notified through SMS to the cell
phone numbers they had provided while getting registered.According to
him, the first lot of workers will leave Bangladesh for Malaysia in the first
week of March.The lottery results can also be seen at www.g2g.bmet.gov.bd.Of the
selected, 3,646 were from Dhaka division, 2,287 from Chittagong, 1,551 from
Rajshahi, 1,362 from Rangpur, 761 from Barisal, 1,279 from Khulna and 873 from
Sylhet.Malaysia decided to hire workers from Bangladesh after a pause of
five years. The two countries signed a deal in this regard on Oct 22 last
year.Now workers can travel to Malaysia for work only under the
government-to-government arrangement.“A total of 30,000 workers will be
sent to Malaysia. As many as 10,000 will go in the first phase, followed by the
second phase of 20,000.”The first batch of workers was selected from
34,500 applicants selected randomly through online lottery.The
enthusiasts had to get their names registered on Jan 13 at their respective
union information centres.A total of 14,35,436 had registered their
names from 64 districts.
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