News : Helpline Opened for Bangladeshi Workers in Oman
Muscat, Oman, Aug 17, 2015 -- In a move to support its workers in Oman, the Bangladesh embassy in Muscat has introduced two dedicated phone lines, said an official from the embassy.
"Bangladeshi workers, including amnesty-seekers, can seek help by calling the two dedicated numbers. They can get advice for labour complaints, passport and consular services, document authentication, and sending mortal remains and special assistance to sick and injured people, in addition to recovery of legal dues and compensation etc," said the official.
"These telephones will be manned at the embassy in Shati Al Qurum during the weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm and the time could be extended to non-business hours in the days ahead," said the official. According to government data in July, Oman is home to 559,626 Bangladeshi nationals.
The helpline has been set up by Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment (MoEW&OE) of Bangladesh with funds from the ILO.
"Setting up a helpline is a good initiative on the part of the embassy. We will try to share these numbers through our network. Now, Bangladeshi workers can get help by a phone call without going to the embassy," said Mohammed Sanaullah, a social worker.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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