Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has assured migrant workers that the government will address their concerns in the countries of destination.

At a meeting with the Nepali Congress general convention representatives arriving from different countries and office bearers of the Non-Resident Nepalis Association, Minister Khand said the government was serious about addressing the issues of migrant workers. The government is positive towards resolving the issue of citizenship for non-resident Nepalis, allowing them to open bank account in US dollar, bringing in foreign investment through the NRNs, establishing NRNA Dedicated Desk at Tribhuvan International Airport and signing labour agreements with governments of the countries of destination.

He directed Home Secretary Tek Narayan Pandey to coordinate with the chief district officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Kavre to find a land plot for the construction of a hospital to be built by the NRNs.

A version of this article appears in the print on December 17, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.