Remittance declines 11pc, manpower export rises 35pc in 2016

| Published: 00:20 am, 06 Jan 2017, Fri

Remittance declines 11pc, manpower export rises 35pc in 2016

The remittance inflow in 2016 has declined by 11 per cent although manpower export rose by 35 per cent than of last year, reveals a study by Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU).     Dr Tasneem Siddiqui, founder-chairperson of RMMRU, a Dhaka University-based migration study organisation, revealed the information at a briefing at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday, reports agencies citing a press release.  Tasneem, also a Professor of Political Science Department of DU, said 749,249 Bangladeshis went abroad with jobs, mostly to middle-eastern countries, between January 1 and December 7, 2016.  Among them 108,769 are women which is 16pn more than that of last year, she added. Although manpower export saw a rise, remittance dropped because of the devaluation of Bangladesh’s currency, she said.  Dr Shadheen Malik, a senior lawyer, also spoke on the occasion. Since 1976 around 10 million Bangladeshis went abroad with jobs, according to information from the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET).