Govt working to create jobs for youths: Chunnu

DHAKA, May 29, 2017 (BSS) - State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu yesterday said the government is working to create employment opportunities for the youths through enhancing their skills.

"The country has a significant number of young population. We have to educate them with IT skills to ensure their better access to job markets," he told a discussion at CIRDAP auditorium here.

OXFAM Bangladesh organized the discussion titled "Empowerment of youths for works."

Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Youth and Sports Ministry Zahid Ahsan Rasel and General Secretary of All Party Parliamentary Group Shishir Sheel, among others, addressed the discussion.

Project Manager of Oxfam Bangladesh Joly Noor Haque presented a keynote paper at the discussion.

Chunnu said the government has set targets of stopping hazardous child labour by 2021 and all sorts of child labour by 2025.

"We are conducting a survey to identify the exact number of child workers involved in hazardous jobs. After completing the survey, we will take prompt actions to eliminate hazardous child labour by 2021," he added.

The state minister said the government is taking a project to rehabilitate children involved in hazardous works.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)