By Narayan Neupane, KATHMANDU:- The government has announced bids for a carrier for those Nepali already qualified for jobs in the South Korea under the EPS.
The announcement has instilled a ray of hope among those people who had passed the EPS-Korean language test, but have been stopped from flying to the destination country due to ongoing COVID-19.
Ten thousand people are waiting for flights to South Korea with the suspension of the sending process due to COVID-19 pandemic. Akash KC is one of those 10,000 examinees proving themselves competent for the jobs in South Korea under the EPS, but still doubts his departure for South Korea, his dream country for a job.
Ajay Sodari, coordinator of the ‘EPS Passer Struggle Committee’, said, “The process to send qualified aspiring workers is lengthy and cumbersome. Some people may get their visa terms expired soon and may lose job opportunities as a result if the prompt process is not taken.”
He underlined the need for prompt and efficient procedures so as to ensure the departures of all the qualified candidates. The government has invited bids for a plane to take the workers to Korea through EPS today.
South Korea remains as one of the attractive destinations for Nepali migrant workers and the process of sending them there has remained halted since a one and half years with the outbreak of COVID-19.
The Committee wants the resumption of the sending process by following the all required health safety protocols. It few days ago submitted a memorandum to a parliamentary committee, drawing an attention that they were likely to lose a good job opportunity they had won through a tough competition if the process further delayed. RSS
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