Editorial

Remittance grows 13pc in 2.5 months

Ensure proper training for jobseekers before sending them abroad


Bangladeshpost
Published : 20 Sep 2022 08:36 PM

It is heartening to note that remittances witnessed a rapid growth to stand at around $5.14 billion in two and half months in the current fiscal 2022-23, up about 13.20 percent over that in the same period of previous fiscal. Reportedly, in the same period of the previous fiscal, the figure was $4.54 billion. It is worth mentioning that remittances stood at $2.04 billion in August in the current fiscal 2022-23, up 12.60 percent over that in the same period of previous fiscal amounting to $1.81 billion.

Remittance is perceived to be a driving force for fostering a country’s economic growth. As a consequence of the government’s various endeavours, the tempo of the country’s remittance inflow has remarkably progressed over the last years. Apart from reducing poverty remittance helps us start new jobs by providing capital. Needless to say, if we can send more skilled workers to new and potential destinations, the remittance flow will increase manifold in the future. 

if we can send more skilled

 workers to new and potential 

destinations, the remittance flow

 will increase manifold in the future

There is a huge demand for skilled workers like computer operators, graphics designers and medical equipment operators in European countries. Therefore, focus should be given on the need for grooming and employing skilled hands and diligent personnel abroad. 

Remittance inflow to the country is touching new heights every passing year despite multifarious limitations and challenges. But it is dissatisfying to note that larger portion of the remittance comes only from ten countries; hence, more stress on finding new work destinations should be given in due time. 

In this regard, we need to encourage more European countries to take our workers. And in order to do that, we must ensure that they are skilled and have basic knowledge about foreign languages as well as adaptation abilities.  Also, we must ensure proper training for foreign jobseekers before sending them abroad. Last but not least, there is a need to facilitate the banking system for migrant workers so that they can easily send home their hard-earned money.