By Ranjana Thapa Magar, KATHMANDU:- Employment in South Korea, which has been blocked for a long time due to corona virus, will open in the second week of November. Nepali workers will be able to go to Korea from the second week of October.
The 50 workers who have returned from work will be able to go on November 26 and then other workers will be able to go. According to the labor agreement between Nepal and the Korean government, Korea has been taking Nepali workers since 2008.
The process of Nepali workers going to South Korea after passing the language and skill test was stopped for 20 months due to corona virus.
South Korea has sent the names of 119 workers, said Deepak Kafle, director general of the Department of Foreign Employment. He said, “We will send 50 of them on the first flight on the 10th of Kartik.” It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
The number of such workers who have come to work before is around 3,000 and the number of workers who have passed the language and skill test is around 7,000. Officials have not yet decided whether this year’s language test will take place or not.
He said that even though the construction of physical infrastructure required for the examination was going on, it would be easier to conduct the next examination only by sending the workers who had passed earlier. So far, 60,000 Nepalis have gone to Korea as workers, of which 31,000 are still employed in Korea.