More Nepali workers go abroad for foreign jobs

12:56, May 24, 2010      

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The number of outbound Nepali workers has jumped by a whopping 24 percent in the first 10 months of 2009/2010 (mid-July to mid-May), thanks to soaring demands from key labor destinations, local media reported on Monday.

According to Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE), a total of 231,992 Nepali workers left for greener pastures abroad during the period, up from 187,063 recorded during the same period a year earlier.

Foreign employment agencies said gradual improvement in demands for workers from overseas destinations contributed to the rise in the number of Nepali workers, reported

"The number of overseas workers has increased due to impressive demands from recipient countries -- mainly Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar," Gyan Prasad Gaire, vice president of Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies was quoted by the website as saying.

According to the report, Malaysia was the most popular job destination for Nepali workers during the month, as the South East Asian nation received 14,051 Nepali workers in the review period.

Similarly, Qatar and Saudi Arabia stood second and third respectively with 5,140 and 5,804 workers, up from 4,957 and 4,830 recorded in the previous month.

Source: Xinhua


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