$40m WB loan for Libya returnees

The supervision upon Monday sealed a $40 million loan agreement with a World Bank to assistance lessen evident needs as good as revive livelihoods of displaced person workers who have returned home from war-torn Libya, says a press release.

Under a understanding styled as ‘Repatriation as good as Livelihood Restoration for Migrant Workers Project’, a supervision will yield Tk 55,000 any to around 36,000 workers who have returned home in between domestic assault from a North African country, officials of a Bureau of Manpower Employment as good as Training (BMET) told The Daily Star.

The BMET as good as International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will coordinate a 12-month plan by a state-owned Sonali Bank.

The credit will additionally assistance monetary a cost of repatriation routine of 10,000 Bangladeshis who have been still stranded in Libya.

The WB credit will supplement to a supervision financing of $4.6 million, as good as scarcely $30 million in accede to appropriation from donor organisations lifted by IOM’s tellurian appeal.

Economic Relations Division Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan as good as World Bank Country Director Ellen Goldstein sealed a agreement for their particular sides during a National Economic Council structure during a capital’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar. Labour Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain was benefaction upon a occasion.

“Returning workers have been influenced not usually due to a detriment of salary income, though additionally due to increasing debts mostly incurred in sequence to migrate,” pronounced Musharraf. “This operation aims to assistance returning migrants get behind upon their feet as good as proceed rebuilding their lives.”

The loan from a International Development Association (IDA), a World Bank’s concessional arm, will lift a majority of 40 years, together with a 10-year beauty period, with a 0.75 percent use charge.

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