Labour alternative plan

MANAMA: Labour Minister Dr Majeed Al Alawi yesterday said that he was seeking alternatives to Indian labour. He revealed that his recent tour of Asian countries was aimed at exploring new labour recruitment opportunities. Dr Al Alawi said that the ministry started implementing BD230 minimum wages for jobseekers, with a hope of increasing to BD300. He pointed out that BD30 millions in unemployment benefits funds are spent monthly, denying report of the benefit stoppage.

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