July 6: One of the world's biggest IT company in Malaysia has agreed to take Nepali workers on zero cost.
Malaysia's Weston Technology and Nepal-based manpower companies Akarshan International and Laldhanush International signed a bilateral agreement to this effect amid a programme on Tuesday.
Deputy General Manager of Weston Technology David Weston and Chairperson of Akarshan International Bishnu Bahadur KC and Chairperson of Laldhanush International Dawa Nawang Sherpa signed the agreement to this effect.
According to the agreement, Nepali workers are permitted to go to Malaysia through the two manpower companies with zero investment.
The Malaysia-based company announced to take 450 workers in the first phase. A total of 140 women and 60 men are flying to Malaysia through Akarshan international while 175 women and 75 men are being taken through Laldhanush International.
A high-level management team of the company, which is planning to recruit Nepali workforce, has arrived in Kathmandu. Interview dates have been set for Wednesday and Thursday for the selection of workers.
All costs involved in sending the selected Nepali workers to Malaysia would be covered by the company, informed Weston Technology Deputy General Manager David.
"We are sensitive to the safety and health issues of workers," he said, adding there would be no discrimination on wage and opportunities between Nepali and Malaysian workers.
The company has industries in different countries including China, India, Taiwan, Mexico, Czech Republic and the Philippines. -- RSS