Re-integration program for returnee migrant workers launched

KATHMANDU- The Foreign Employment Board initiated the reintegration program by coordinating efforts with the local levels for the returnee Nepali migrant workers.

The Board is implementing this project for the first time for which it placed a separate directive to launch the project.

The Board said that the program has been implemented by sharing costs with various local levels to breed returnee migrant workers into entrepreneurs.

The agreement has been inked with 81 local levels in all seven provinces to enforce the program, shared Rama Bhattarai, Director of the Board.

A total of 21 local levels in Bagmati Province, 16 in Madhesh Province, 13 in Koshi Province, 14 in Gandaki Province, and altogether 18 in Lumbini Province and Sudurpaschim Province have signed agreements with the Board for the project.

The Board is hopeful that estimated 3,000 returnee migrant workers would be benefited from the Program. The Board has allocated over Rs 150 million budget for the project in the current fiscal year 2022/23.

Of the proposals submitted by the local level along with the programs according to their needs and desires, the Board said that agreement was made that the local levels expressing interest to implement this program would do so by adding 50 percent of the amount allocated by the Board.


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