The permanent committee for rectifying the status of Myanmar workers in Saudi Arabia is waiting for final approval of the country’s Ministry of Interior to hand over the sponsorship of 40,000 Myanmar workers to a national recruitment company.
The rules and regulations of the tender process will be applicable to the company, which will become an intermediary between citizens and Myanmar workers, Saudi media reported.
The company will be recruiting workers from 25 professions needed in the labour market. Meanwhile, four Saudi government agencies are working to facilitate Myanmar sponsorship transfers.
The committee is also working on a long-term strategy that will benefit women from the Myanmar community. A workshop, which is expected to be held soon, will come up with a plan that will allow Myanmar women to practice domestic work according to Saudi rules and procedures.
Abdullah Al-Qarrash, supervisor of the campaign to correct the status of Myanmar community, said the company which had applied for transfer of sponsorships had huge potential and had expressed its willingness to secure jobs for workers after providing them with necessary training and preparing them for the market.
Al-Qarrash said if the company gets approval, Saudi Arabia will see trained and specialised workforce in many fields.
“Burmese workers will solve recruitment problems by providing skilled workforce that can provide services to the Saudi society at reasonable wage levels ranging from $400 to $530,” he was quoted as saying.