MoLTM warns manpower agencies

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Labour and Transport Management (MoLTM) and Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) have warned foreign employment agencies not to cheat people in the name of sending them to Japan.

MoLTM had selected 168 foreign employment agencies for Japan Industrial Technical Cooperation Organization (JITCO) a week ago. After selection, some agencies have starting collecting money from people promising to send them to Japan. “We are seriously concern over the activities of some agencies who are cheating people,”

a ministry statement read. The ministry has warned the agencies of punishment. “They will be punished as per existing laws,” it stated. It has also requested people to report such activities to DoFE’s hotline number 4461299 by telephone and 4477673 by facsimile (fax).