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Highlights:

  • The migration cost for workers going to Russia would be about Tk42000 each,
  • The salary would vary from Tk 65,000-85,000 depending on skills and experience.

  • Russia is not among the top 30 remittance-sourcing countries for Bangladesh
The Russian shipbuilding industry is seeking to hire skilled manpower from Bangladesh for the first time in history.



The move comes after the world's largest country is reportedly having difficulties in sourcing foreign parts and equipment for civilian vessels amid the war with Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin hinted at strengthening the country's shipbuilding industry.

A number of interested Russian companies have already contacted Bangladesh Overseas Employment and Services Limited (BOESL) in this regard.


Some 100 workers with high efficiency and experience in shipbuilding have been sought initially by multiple Russian companies, according to a BOESL notice.


The notice also mentioned that the companies are mainly interested to hire workers for Scaffolding (builder), Hull Fitter (metal vessels), Marine Machine Fitter, Marine Pipe Fitter, and Welding,

An official of BOESL, on condition of anonymity, told The Business Standard that the demand for workers is likely to increase gradually.


BOESL Managing Director Dr Mallick Anwar Hossain recently told journalists, "Once we enter the [Russian shipbuilding] market, many people can be employed there and we are trying for that."

"We have so many people working in the shipbuilding industry in Bangladesh. Besides, many skilled people are coming out with training from different institutes of marine technology. So, it will be a good opportunity for them," he added.

Bangladesh has a total of six marine technology institutes, offering a significant number of aspirants training in skills development every year.

Many Bangladeshi workers are currently working in the shipbuilding industry of Singapore. After Singapore, Russia is going to be another promising destination for Bangladeshi shipbuilding workers, stakeholders said.

According to BOESL sources, the interested candidates should have a minimum of six months of working experience in the international shipbuilding industry of South Korea, Singapore, or any other country.

The migration cost for workers going to Russia would be about Tk42,000 each including the BOESL service charge, and the salary would vary from Tk65,000-85,000 (38,850-50,000 Russian ruble) depending on skills and experience.

However, the airfare, accommodation and transportation costs in Russia will be borne by the employers while the food expenses have to be managed with the workers' own arrangements.

The selected candidates have to work in extreme cold with temperatures ranging from -11 to -30 degrees Celsius for three to five months each year.

Interested candidates will be able to apply for the jobs online using the link provided on the BOESL website.

In September last year, Bangladesh Ambassador to the Russian Federation Kamrul Ahsan requested the Governor of the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok to recruit skilled manpower from Bangladesh in the shipbuilding industry of Vladivostok, which belongs to the Primorsky region.

At that time, the ambassador also mentioned that more than 60,000 Bangladeshi workers are currently working with efficiency and reputation in the shipbuilding industry of Singapore alone.

Currently, there are some 20 international and 100 local shipyards and dockyards in Bangladesh that build nearly 100 vessels a year.

More than 150,000 skilled and semi-skilled workers are employed in this labour-intensive sector and an estimated 20 lakh people are directly or indirectly involved in the industry.

Russia is not a typical labour migration destination for Bangladeshis but many students migrate to the country for higher education.

Since 1972, Bangladeshi students have been receiving scholarships under the Russian State Scholarship scheme. So far about 6,000 Bangladeshi students have graduated from different universities in Russia.

Russia to enforce its shipbuilding industry amid parts supply crunch

President Vladimir Putin recently said Russian shipbuilding companies have faced difficulties with supplies of foreign equipment and component parts for civilian vessels, reports Russia's state-owned news agency Tass.

"The reason is known, it is the failure of foreign partners to honour their commitments, in view of purely political time-serving, momentary considerations and causes," he said during a meeting, via videoconference, on the shipbuilding industry development on 18 August.

"In general, let me stress that, as you know, the situation in the world and the actions of our Western partners have shown once again that we need to be proactive in developing our own competencies in shipbuilding," he said.

"It is impossible to substitute every imported part, and there is no need to do this, but it is necessary to achieve technological sovereignty in critical positions of ship equipment, and in the most significant production processes and technologies," Putin said.

"We need to make sure that as many operations as possible to equip, retrofit and repair ships are carried out in Russia," the Russian president added.
 

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I have said this before and say it now. They can easily build sub-assemblies in Bangladesh, and then float those out to Russian, Japanese and Korean yards to assemble. There are over a hundred large yards in Bangladesh and over a dozen of them (or more) export ships internationally.

Cost of labor is half that of India or Vietnam and there is scope of minting money in this sector. Inland ships up to 7000 DWT are built in shallow river islands in the Winter.

People don't explore this because they do not know.

Bangladesh govt. BIDA. BEZA and EPB are as usual a bunch of idiots who don't know how to promote this sector. Or provide easy loan terms to yards which would be a massive boost.
 

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This is fantastic news as we have just open up a new avenue for exporting skilled manpower.
Benefits:
1. Better working conditions.
2. Better educated workers are harder to rip off so less likely to fall victim of fraud.
3. Some of these skilled workers might come back one day, armed with experience from working in more industrially advanced nations, and help improve manufacturing processes of our local industries.
4. Some of these works may permanently migrate out of Bd along with their ghushti, reducing the number of inhabitants in Bangladesh thus reducing population density.
5. Remittances! Each skilled worker sends back forex many folds that of an unskilled worker.
 
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The selected candidates have to work in extreme cold with temperatures ranging from -11 to -30 degrees Celsius for three to five months each year.

:undecided: :undecided: :undecided:
 

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Highlights:

  • The migration cost for workers going to Russia would be about Tk42000 each,
  • The salary would vary from Tk 65,000-85,000 depending on skills and experience.

  • Russia is not among the top 30 remittance-sourcing countries for Bangladesh
The Russian shipbuilding industry is seeking to hire skilled manpower from Bangladesh for the first time in history.



The move comes after the world's largest country is reportedly having difficulties in sourcing foreign parts and equipment for civilian vessels amid the war with Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin hinted at strengthening the country's shipbuilding industry.

A number of interested Russian companies have already contacted Bangladesh Overseas Employment and Services Limited (BOESL) in this regard.


Some 100 workers with high efficiency and experience in shipbuilding have been sought initially by multiple Russian companies, according to a BOESL notice.


The notice also mentioned that the companies are mainly interested to hire workers for Scaffolding (builder), Hull Fitter (metal vessels), Marine Machine Fitter, Marine Pipe Fitter, and Welding,

An official of BOESL, on condition of anonymity, told The Business Standard that the demand for workers is likely to increase gradually.


BOESL Managing Director Dr Mallick Anwar Hossain recently told journalists, "Once we enter the [Russian shipbuilding] market, many people can be employed there and we are trying for that."

"We have so many people working in the shipbuilding industry in Bangladesh. Besides, many skilled people are coming out with training from different institutes of marine technology. So, it will be a good opportunity for them," he added.

Bangladesh has a total of six marine technology institutes, offering a significant number of aspirants training in skills development every year.

Many Bangladeshi workers are currently working in the shipbuilding industry of Singapore. After Singapore, Russia is going to be another promising destination for Bangladeshi shipbuilding workers, stakeholders said.

According to BOESL sources, the interested candidates should have a minimum of six months of working experience in the international shipbuilding industry of South Korea, Singapore, or any other country.

The migration cost for workers going to Russia would be about Tk42,000 each including the BOESL service charge, and the salary would vary from Tk65,000-85,000 (38,850-50,000 Russian ruble) depending on skills and experience.

However, the airfare, accommodation and transportation costs in Russia will be borne by the employers while the food expenses have to be managed with the workers' own arrangements.

The selected candidates have to work in extreme cold with temperatures ranging from -11 to -30 degrees Celsius for three to five months each year.

Interested candidates will be able to apply for the jobs online using the link provided on the BOESL website.

In September last year, Bangladesh Ambassador to the Russian Federation Kamrul Ahsan requested the Governor of the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok to recruit skilled manpower from Bangladesh in the shipbuilding industry of Vladivostok, which belongs to the Primorsky region.

At that time, the ambassador also mentioned that more than 60,000 Bangladeshi workers are currently working with efficiency and reputation in the shipbuilding industry of Singapore alone.

Currently, there are some 20 international and 100 local shipyards and dockyards in Bangladesh that build nearly 100 vessels a year.

More than 150,000 skilled and semi-skilled workers are employed in this labour-intensive sector and an estimated 20 lakh people are directly or indirectly involved in the industry.

Russia is not a typical labour migration destination for Bangladeshis but many students migrate to the country for higher education.

Since 1972, Bangladeshi students have been receiving scholarships under the Russian State Scholarship scheme. So far about 6,000 Bangladeshi students have graduated from different universities in Russia.

Russia to enforce its shipbuilding industry amid parts supply crunch

President Vladimir Putin recently said Russian shipbuilding companies have faced difficulties with supplies of foreign equipment and component parts for civilian vessels, reports Russia's state-owned news agency Tass.

"The reason is known, it is the failure of foreign partners to honour their commitments, in view of purely political time-serving, momentary considerations and causes," he said during a meeting, via videoconference, on the shipbuilding industry development on 18 August.

"In general, let me stress that, as you know, the situation in the world and the actions of our Western partners have shown once again that we need to be proactive in developing our own competencies in shipbuilding," he said.

"It is impossible to substitute every imported part, and there is no need to do this, but it is necessary to achieve technological sovereignty in critical positions of ship equipment, and in the most significant production processes and technologies," Putin said.

"We need to make sure that as many operations as possible to equip, retrofit and repair ships are carried out in Russia," the Russian president added.
To me, Russia seeking skilled BD manpower in shipbuilding is great news. I hope, this will open the window for the employment of BD skilled manpower in other sectors in other countries as well.

It is really great!!

*** It surprised me to see that the Indian @BananaRepublicUK has welcomed the news with HAHA. What an inconsistent guy this idiot is!! I ask the moderators to correct his identity flags to India. He should be asked to remove his two BD flags. @waz
 
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65,000 tk - 85,000 tk a month or per annum?

I have said this before and say it now. They can easily build sub-assemblies in Bangladesh, and then float those out to Russian, Japanese and Korean yards to assemble. There are over a hundred large yards in Bangladesh and over a dozen of them (or more) export ships internationally.

Cost of labor is half that of India or Vietnam and there is scope of minting money in this sector. Inland ships up to 7000 DWT are built in shallow river islands in the Winter.

People don't explore this because they do not know.

Bangladesh govt. BIDA. BEZA and EPB are as usual a bunch of idiots who don't know how to promote this sector. Or provide easy loan terms to yards which would be a massive boost.


I also agree with this, but can these bdeshi companies meet thier requirements for High tech ships?

If not the alternative should be that these bangladeshi should form partnership and tot. Build the assemblies, at bd, then send their workers to Russia for assembly.


Although what are the cost of transport of these sub assemblies, and does the numerous transport fees and Costs out weigh this option.
 

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Lowest level labour jobs, these.. Probably a step up for these guys but nothing to go celebrate, really.
BD people should celebrate the initiation of sending skilled workers to a European country. It should open doors for sending skilled laborers to other sectors as well.

I wish the USA does not veto this dispatching because it is Russia.
 

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Lowest level labour jobs, these.. Probably a step up for these guys but nothing to go celebrate, really.
I was in Libya for 13 months a long time ago and I did not see all expatriate Indians were engineers, doctors, or scientists. Most are low-income skilled or unskilled laborers.

Why are you fussing here with your Indian crap of division of labor? A person needs a decent income to support his family whatever his academic qualifications.

But, you are criticizing here finger-pointing them as lowest-level laborers.

Very shocked. But, what are you? Are you an engineer or a doctor? But, in any case, you have no right to criticize others if not thieves or swindlers.
 
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I was in Libya for 13 months a long time ago and I did not see all expatriate Indians were engineers, doctors, or scientists. Most are low-income skilled or unskilled laborers.

Why are you fussing here with your Indian crap of division of labor? A person needs a decent income to support his family whatever his academic qualifications.

But, you are criticizing here finger-pointing them as lowest-level laborers.

Very shocked. But, what are you? Are you an engineer or a doctor? But, in any case, you have no right to criticize others if not thieves or swindlers.

Most British Indians arrived from Africa. Where they were taken to work as day labourers to build the railways to plantations. Indians were also taken to east Asia and West Indies as day labourers.

Rishi Sunak’s, current British PM, great grant parents were day labourers in Africa under the British.
 

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Most British Indians arrived from Africa. Where they were taken to work as day labourers to build the railways to plantations. Indians were also taken to east Asia and West Indies as day labourers.

Rishi Sunak’s, current British PM, great grant parents were day labourers in Africa under the British.

Are you saying a checkered lungi might be the next Putin?
 
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Are you saying a checkered lungi might be the next Putin?

Why not?

Checkered lungis owned Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and seven sisters for 500 years. Only the British were able to take it away from us.

Bengali Muslims are an extraordinary people. We curved out a Muslim country by splitting India in half. Only Muslim country to not border another Muslim country. Which gives us an independent streak. Since defeating west Pakistan, we are the only Muslim country to not have a running quarrel with another Muslim country.

Not sure about that but a lungi might just become your next father :D

But he will not marry his mother 🤣🤣🤣
 

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