Remittance declines 11pc, manpower export rises 35pc in 2016
| Published: 00:20 am, 06 Jan 2017, Fri
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).