Japan should look to Bangladesh

Skilled manpower training welcomed


Japan has released a list on countries from where the Japanese government is going to get skilled manpower. The list contains nine countries but Bangladesh is not one of them. However, five ministries including Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology are working to get Bangladesh enlisted in the list of countries so that Japan can import skilled manpower in future. According to reports published in this daily Japan is going to take 3.4 lakh skilled manpower under 14 categories and 9 licensed Japanese organizations are going to select them.

The Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology has taken the initiative to train manpower for the 14 mentioned categories. Also the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contacted the Japanese government to get Bangladesh enlisted in the list of countries. This multi-ministerial effort to establish Bangladesh’s place in the international arena as a strong supplier of skilled labour is commendable. Not only that, this initiative will surely take the repute of Bangladesh in the country of Japan to newer heights. 


Bangladesh’s government is at the moment 

trying to ensure training for the 

creation of skilled labour force



The primary categories of workers Japan is looking for are care workers, building cleaning management, machine parts and tooling industry, automobile repair industry and aviation industry. Bangladesh’s government is at the moment trying to ensure training for the creation of skilled labour force. This is a laudable initiative by the government to train-up necessary manpower. Moreover, Bangladesh has countless skilled labourers working in foreign countries such as the Middle East, Malaysia and a number of other countries. 

The authorities concerned should urge the Japanese government to look to Bangladesh for skilled manpower. This will bolster the amount of remittance earned every year. And, in addition to that, the government should also provide adequate opportunities for the people to get appropriately trained so that they can look for opportunities abroad.