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Digital data platform for returning migrant workers launched

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Published: 21:22, 15 February 2021  
Digital data platform for returning migrant workers launched

Minister of the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad inaugurates Returning Migrants Management of Information Systems (ReMIMIS) in Dhaka on Monday.

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Returning Migrants Management of Information Systems (ReMIMIS), a digital platform to collect, analyse and store data of returning migrants to Bangladesh, was on Monday launched in Dhaka.

The Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment (MoEWOE) with the support of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) launched the platform.

The comprehensive ReMIMIS system will contribute to better migration data management and development of targeted reintegration support programmes, said a press release. In addition, stakeholders will have access to information on the skills profiles of returning migrants and potentially contribute to skills transfers to communities/ sectors in demand, it added.

The data will support policymakers to understand the needs and vulnerabilities of returning migrant workers and help facilitate the creation of targeted and evidence-based reintegration and safety-net programmes, the release said.

The Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET), custodian of the ReMIMIS, will work closely with Union Development Centres (UDC), District Employment and Manpower Offices (DEMOs) to input migrants’ data into the system.

Minister of the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad inaugurated the digital platform at an event held at BMET.

Dr Ahmed Munirus Saleheen, secretary of MoEWOE, Md Shamsul Alam, director general of BMET, and Rensje Teerink, ambassador and head of the delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh, attended the event, among others.

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