A consular mission of Romania in Bangladesh granted, between April and July, 5,400 work visas to some citizens of this country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is preparing a similar mission in Nepal, and at the Romanian embassy in New Delhi, India, additional personnel have been assigned to grant work visas, a news agency reported. In Romania, more than 10,000 applications for work-related employment visas were submitted in the first three months of this year by foreign nationals, mostly from Asian countries.
The authorities could no longer cope with the high number of work visa demands, so the Romanian Government decided to adjust the procedures such as to accommodate the high number of applicants. After Bulgaria, Romania has opened its doors for Bangladeshi skilled workforce, widening scopes for jobs in farm, construction and service sectors in Eastern Europe.
The monthly wages for workers would start from $615 to $1,400, depending on their skills and qualifications. “Earlier Bangladeshis had to go to India to get Romanian visas. With the efforts of our government, Romania opened a temporary consular office in Dhaka, and our workers are benefiting from it,” Md Shahidul Alam, director general of the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET), said it.