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550,000 people acquire work permit till April of current fiscal year



Kathmandu, April 19: Around 550,000 people have acquired work permit for overseas employment till April 12 of current fiscal year 2023/24.

Of them, 70,933 workers acquired work permit from March 14 to April 12. Director at the Department of Foreign Employment and Information Officer Kabiraj Upreti said of them, 64,241 are men and 6,692 are women.

Similarly, 55,575 people received work permit from July 17-August 17, 2023; 50,884 from August 18-September 17, 2023; 56,235 from September 18-October 17, 2023; 43,622 from October 18-November 16, 2023; 71,276 from November 17-December 16, 2023; 65,813 from December 17, 2023-January 14, 2024; 62,147 from January 15-February 12, 2024 and 65,658 from February 13-March 13, 2024, according to data of the Department.

A total of 17,818 people have gone for overseas employment in UAE while 13,614 in Saudi Arabia, 11,204 in Qatar, 12,602 in Malaysia, 4,076 in Kuwait and 964 in Bahrain from March 14-April 12, 2024.

Similarly, 2,299 people have gone for foreign employment in Romania, 960 in Croatia, 789 in Cyprus, 1,351 in Japan, 493 in Maldives, 620 in Mauritius, and 657 in South Korea, shows the data.