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Youths bound to foreign employment amidst pandemic

18 February 2021  

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SURKHET: The global pandemic of coronavirus is still highly prevalent. Some countries have continued tough lockdown measures against the virus.

Though Nepal has recently placed the COVID-19 vaccination drive, the fear psychology of the virus is still gripping the people. Against the backdrop, the number of youths abound to foreign countries has not declined.

As many as 1,373 youths have obtained passports in Surkhet since the beginning of the pandemic. Among them, 492 youths received the passport through fast track, according to the data of the Surkhet District Administration Office (DAO).

Information Officer of the DAO Shree Shumsher Rana said the exodus to foreign countries has not come down due to limited job opportunities in the country.

“Those returning home during the high prevalence of coronavirus even are bound to travel to their earlier labor destinations when the pandemic is still a menace”.

Youths have again resorted to going abroad in the delay of running income generation and employment programs targeting migrant returnees in their home country, he said.

According to the Labour and Employment Office, over 200 youths of Karnali have obtained re-work permits in the last six months. While going through the recent three years’ statistics, the number of youths of Karnali obtaining a work permit is on an increasing trend.

The Labour and Employment Office shared that a total of 926 youths had obtained a work permit in the fiscal year 2075/76 BS. The number has increased to 2,026 in the fiscal year 2076/77 BS, shared office chief Sunita Darlami.

Most of those obtaining re-work permits are abound to UAE, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Qatar, and Malaysia. The number of youths moving to India is no less than those going to gulf countries for employment. –

Publish Date : 18 February 2021 12:19 PM

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