Take workers’ families to Korea to let them see each other, requests Nepal

File: Gokarna Bista

Kathmandu, April 8

The government of Nepal has requested the South Korean government to take families of Nepali migrant workers working there to their workstations so that the workers and their families can see each other.

In a recent meeting with Korean Ambassador to Nepal, Park Young-sik, Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista made the request citing many Nepali workers were victims of depression there and letting them see families at the workplace could make them more comfortable and save from suicide.

In response, the Ambassador said he was positive about the request and would forward it to the government for a decision.

Seoul recruits thousands of Nepali workers every year under the Employment Permit System scheme for agricultural and industrial jobs. The Minister has requested the envoy to let a family member visit the worker once in the entire contract period of four years and 10 months, according to Krishna Prasad Khanal, Director at the EPS Korea Section in the industry.

Meanwhile, the government also requested the Seoul government to recruit Nepali nurses too as it is facing a crisis of nursing professionals.

Published on April 8th, Sunday, 2018 12:48 PM

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