Second batch for Korea to leave today

Kathmandu, August 17:

The second batch of 66 Nepali migrant workers will leave for much sought after South Korea to work under the Employment Permit System (EPS) system on Monday.

“Every week, a group will leave for South Korea,” said Keshar Bahadur Baniya, director general at the Department of Labour and Employment Promotion (DoLEP). The majority of the workers are assigned to the manufacturing sector, according to the roster.

Last Monday, the first batch

of 55 migrant workers left for South Korea. Nepal Airlines Corporation took them to Bangkok and from Bangkok, Korean Air flew them to South Korea.

The department had called the airline companies for a bid asking which airlines could fly the selected ones at a cheaper rate to South Korea. Universal Tours and Travels, the GSA of

Korean Air, bid the lowest.

After receiving HRD-Korea’s final letter with the names of job aspirants, the department began flying them to Korea from last week. The name-list that HRD-Korea sent was according to the certificate of conformation of visa issuance (CCVI) list.

Earlier, job aspirants underwent a 15-day orientation after they sailed through the medical tests. As per EPS rules, the first step for employment in South

Korea under EPS is the Korean Language Test (KLT). Candidates passing the language test are then required to undergo a stringent medical test.