Industry Desk: Bangladeshi workers, who were in institutional quarantine after returning to their workplaces in Saudi Arabia since 20 May and who are scheduled to do so by 30 June, have been asked to apply to receive the cost of their quarantine.
Those who possess Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) smart card or are registered member of Wage Earners’ Welfare Board can avail this incentive.
They are asked to collect application form from the websites of Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment (www.probashi.gov.bd), Wage Earners Welfare Board (www.wewb.gov.bd), and Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training Bureau (www.bmet.gov.bd).
Besides, the application can also be collected from the expatriate welfare desk of the three international airports.
Outgoing workers are asked to submit their applications to the expatriate welfare desks of the airports before their departure.
Worker who have already left the country for Saudi Arabia, will also get the money by submitting the application through the Embassy of Bangladesh in Riyadh, the Consulate General of Bangladesh or by post in Jeddah.
Earlier, the Bangladesh government decided to provide Tk25,000 to its expatriate workers in Saudi Arabia as cost of their mandatory quarantine.
The Saudi government had directed all Bangladeshi workers to stay in institutionalised quarantine from 20 May to 30 June at their own cost to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
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