Nepali nationals landing jobs in international locations has become a complex task as government data reflects that slightly more than one-third of the previous year’s populace clinched international jobs.
As per the Department of Foreign Employment data, the department issued only 72,081 labor permits to Nepal citizens from mid-July 2020 to mid-July 2021.
The data, excluding permit renewals, is presented in a tabular form below:
The General Secretary of Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies, Sujith Shreshta, opined that Nepal’s chances of securing foreign employment were impacted adversely by the emergence of COVID-19.
Though the keenness to migrate from Nepal exists among the citizens, the lack of demand has created this dip.
Madhu Pandit, a Foreign employment expert, opined that this dip would impact the country’s socio-economic health adversely in the long run. He stressed that the government has to remedy this situation as remittances are a significant source of income to the national economy.
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