100,000 children to be removed from hazardous work under project
The Ministry of Labour and Employment has signed agreements with 112 selected non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to eliminate child labor.
The agreement was signed at the conference room of Shromo Bhaban in Dhaka’s Bijayanagar area on Tuesday evening, said a press release.
State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Munnujan Sufian was present at the signing as the chief guest .
Begum Munnujan Sufian in her speech said 100,000 children would be removed from hazardous work in the fourth phase of the risky child labor elimination project, involving Tk284 crore, the release added.
The Ministry of Labor and Employment, the Department of Labor, the Department of Inspection of Factories and Establishments, the Divisional Commissioner, and the Deputy Commissioner at the root level will be closely monitored by a monitoring committee, the state minister said.
With Labour and Employment Secretary Ehsan Elahi in the chair, the signing ceremony was attended, among others, by Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Labor and Employment Selina Akhtar, Project Director Md Monwar Hossain, and representatives of the respective NGOs.