Scotland has expressed interest in taking construction workers from Bangladesh. The 6-member Scottish Parliamentary Group consisting of various parties expressed that interest during a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday. After the meeting held at Ganabhaban, Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the media.
He said that the 6-member Parliamentary Group (CPG) led by Faisal Chowdhury, the first Bangladeshi born MP of the Parliament of Scotland, met with the Prime Minister. Other members of the delegation are Miles Briggs, Evelyn Tweed, Juned Hossain Chowdhury, Farhan Masud Khan and Md. Lutfur Rahman. Scottish MPs told the Prime Minister that language skills are a major barrier to getting construction workers from Bangladesh. At this time, the Prime Minister said that his government has taken various steps through various institutions to provide vocational and computer training, including language teaching, to improve the skills of the workers. Faisal Chowdhury said that Scotland is interested in investing in the agricultural sector of Bangladesh. The press secretary said that the delegation enthusiastically praised the unprecedented development of Bangladesh under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the last 15 years. Members of the delegation said the Bangladeshi diaspora is involved in mainstream politics in Scotland and currently around 200 Bangladeshis are elected councilors in the country. Ambassador at Large. Ziauddin and the Chief Secretary of the Prime Minister. Tofazzal Hossain Mia was present at this time.