Nepal’s foreign employment sector is finally reopening after the government decided to allow aspirant workers to go abroad months after it stopped issuing permits
Nepal’s foreign employment sector is finally reopening after the government decided to allow aspirant workers to go abroad months after it stopped issuing permits.
A Cabinet meeting on Sunday decided to resume issuing labour permits for migrant workers after a hiatus of over five months.
Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Rameshwar Ray Yadav, said the government decided to start issuing labour permits for certain countries. “Labour permits will now be issued for countries safe for workers, at least for now. Also, we need to assess the demand for workers from countries deemed safe,” Yadav told the Post. “Labour permits will not be issued for all the countries right away. We have to exercise caution.”
The minister, however, did not reveal the names of the countries designated safe for Nepali workers and the exact date when the Department of Foreign Employment will start issuing the permits.