Cabinet endorses Oman labour agreement draft; signing soon

Kathmandu, November 18

The Cabinet has endorsed a draft of the labour agreement to be signed with Oman, one of the major destinations for Nepali migrant workers, according to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security. The ministry says the agreement will be signed soon.

The Omani Minister of Manpower, Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah al Bakri, will visit Kathmandu soon to sign the agreement, informs the ministry’s joint secretary Ram Prasad Ghimire. “We have already extended the invitation to the minister,” Ghimire says, adding, the Muscat government, however, is yet to endorse the agreement draft.

In the past year, Nepal has signed labour agreements with Malaysia, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Mauritius. The agreement with Oman was delayed as some technical issues were pending.

The ministry’s undersecretary Deepak Dhakal claims the agreement will put the interests and benefits of workers at its centre. Likewise, it will adhere to international labour laws, norms and values, he informs.

Published on November 18th, Monday, 2019 2:33 PM

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