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Quarantine in KSA: Saudi expatriate workers to get Tk 25000 each as subsidy

The Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment (MoEWOE) will provide Tk 25000 as subsidy for the Saudi Arabia-bound Bangladeshi expatriate workers to bear quarantine cost.

Workers who stayed or will stay in compulsory institutional quarantine at their own expense from 20 May 2021 to 30 June 2021 as per Saudi Arabia government guidelines would get this subsidy money, said a MoEWOE media release.

Wage Earners Welfare Board under MoEWOE has decided to provide the money upon workers’ application.

This subsidy money would be sent to the bank account of the concerned worker or the nominee.

The concerned employees could download the application form from MoEWOE website-www.probashi.gov.bd, Wage Earners Welfare Board website- www.wewb.gov.bd or Manpower Employment and Training Bureau website- www.bmet.gov.bd.

The form could also be collected from the Expatriate Welfare Desk at three international airports of the country.

The form can be submitted to the Expatriate Welfare Desk at the airports from June 7.

The expatriate workers have to submit the form along with the documents mentioned in the form.

Saudi expatriate workers who have already left for the country and have completed or are completing the quarantine at their own expense must submit the relevant application form by June 30 to the Bangladesh Embassy in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh or Bangladesh Consulate General in Jeddah by post, the release also said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh