Owing to its reputation of being a safe and reliable destination for migrant workers, the government has started formal negotiations with Japan to supply Nepali workers.
Earlier, the Japanese government had formally announced that it would allow Japanese firms to hire workers from nine countries including Nepal and had changed its existing laws as well. As per the new provision, the Japanese government will provide residence card to the migrant workers which will facilitate them to open a bank account and move around freely within the country, among others.
Meanwhile, the government had proposed to Japan to adopt a government-to-government (G2G) model to recruit Nepali migrant workers for various technical and non-technical jobs in Japan in September. “We will soon finalise a memorandum of understanding and take further steps for a labour pact,” informed Dahal.