Concerned sides have held interaction on the repatriation of migrant workers into the country as part of the 8th Asia Pacific Conference of the NRNA and Expert Assembly.
On the first session of the conference today, the participants discussed return, reunion and employment of the migrant workers in home country.
The NRNA has urged the government to manage easy repatriation for migrant workers.
Foreign Employment Board director Rajan Shrestha argued that the government was working out to smooth the process for easy return and create employment opportunities in the country. He shared that they had sent the money to manage the repatriation of stranded migrant workers but government’s sole efforts will not be enough.
Lawmaker and Nepali Congress leader Dila Sangraula complained that the government was neglecting the migrant workers’ concerns; however, NRNA was working well to this end.
Similarly, National Human Rights Commission member Sudip Pathak and former secretary Purna Chandra Bhattarai drew the attention of the government over the migrant workers’ issues.
NRNA vice chair Dr Badri KC shared that the NRNA was supporting the stranded migrant workers for their repatriation through their own efforts.
NRNA secretary RK Sharma, advisors duo TB Karki and Yam Kumar Gurung and spokesperson DB Chhetri also complained that the government was not found serious in migrant workers’ issues in this tough time caused by the pandemic.
Source: National News Agency Nepal