Foreign Adviser of Bangladesh caretaker government Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury said that the government was working to increase manpower exports in a planned way to take advantage of the opportunities abroad.
He said in January, Bangladeshis got a record number of nearly 92,000 jobs abroad. He is also the Adviser for Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment ministry. Dr. Iftekhar said a total of 832,000 Bangladeshi workers were cleared for foreign employment while $6.56 billion were received in remittances, both setting new records. According to a foreign office press release, nearly five million Bangladeshis were working in 100 countries now. It said that the government was looking for newer job markets for the country's workers in Europe and elsewhere.
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