Qatar, which hosts hundreds of thousand Nepalis, has proposed a ‘zero cost’ modality for employing migrant workers in the country. The developments come as another relief for Nepali workers who face a number of hassles before departing for the job destination and while working in a foreign country.
According to Mahesh Prasad Dahal, secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, the Qatari proposal is a welcome step as it would benefit both the governments and thousands of migrant Nepalis who are compelled to go abroad for work in the absence of employment opportunities at home.
For following up on the proposal and designing necessary mechanisms, high-level Qatari officials will be visiting Nepal on November 6 and 7. A technical working group of the Nepal government will also be visiting Qatar in the second week of December.