Himalayan News Service
KATHMANDU: The Employment Permit System (EPS) office is distributing the forms for the Korean Language Test (KLT) from Tuesday.
As per EPS rules, the first step for employment in South Korea is the Korean Language Test followed by a stringent medical test.
Scrapping its earlier scheme of Industrial Trainee in 2005, South Korea decided to implement employment permit system that treats foreign labourers at par with native ones. Now, migrant workers are required to enter South Korea through EPS. The majority of Nepalis are assigned to the manufacturing and agriculture sectors while a few are employed in hotels.
According to the contract between the two countries, after receiving HRD-Korea’s final letter with the names of job aspirants, the department begins sending them to Korea. The name-list that HRD-Korea sent will be according to the CCVI list.
Meanwhile, around 143 Nepali workers left the country for lucrative jobs in South Korea today. According to EPS, these workers will work in 58 different companies. Of 143 outbound Nepalis, eight are women and they have been hired for agricultural works. South Korea is hiring Nepali workers in manufacturing, agriculture and fishery sectors under EPS since August 2008.
South Korea is a lucrative destination for Nepali workers with a monthly income of $ 1,000, which is five times more than other popular destinations like the Gulf and Malaysia.
Around 7,000 Nepalis are working in South Korea and 4,000 have been hired under the EPS. Nepali migrant workers from South Korea are sending around Rs 4 billion in remittance. Human Resource Department South Korea is hiring two more batches in the current month.
Aid to victim’s family
KATHMANDU: Tamu Society of Bahrain has donated Rs 3,04,307 to the family of deceased migrant worker Ram Kumar Gurung of Mamling-9, Sankhuw-asabha. Gurung died at Abdullah Center on March 10. The aid money was handed over from Nepali Bharain organisations to victim’s spouse Rebina Gurung. Deceased Gurung is survived by three sons and a wife.