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16 extra Biman flights to bring back workers from Malaysia

  • Published at 10:16 pm December 5th, 2019
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The amnesty for the workers will end on December 31 next while the illegal migrant workers are stagnated in Malaysia due to scarcity as well as high fare of air tickets

Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry has directed Biman Bangladesh Airlines to operate 16 extra flights to Kuala Lumpur for bringing back stagnated amnesty-granted Bangladeshi workers from Malaysia.

The decision was taken as per the request of Expatriates Welfare Ministry over arranging extra flights to bring several thousand Bangladeshi migrant workers who got amnesty under “Back-for-Good” from the Malaysian government.

The amnesty for the workers will end on December 31 next while the illegal migrant workers are stagnated in Malaysia due to scarcity as well as high fare of air tickets, reports BSS.

Biman will operate the additional 16 flights till December 31 by its Boeing 737 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism yesterday.

Presently, the national flag carrier operates 10 weekly flights on the Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur-Dhaka route.

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali said the national flag carrier has the accountability to serve the countrymen.

“Biman will operate the extra flights from its responsibility of serving greater inertest of the country and its people,” the release said quoting the state minister.

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