The Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment on Thursday confirmed that Bangladeshi expatriates undergoing mandatory institutional quarantine in Saudi Arabia would get Tk 25,000 as cash assistance.
The ministry in a press release said that in order to avail the amount migrant workers would have to obtain a smartcard issued by the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) or the individual should be a member of the Wage Earners' Welfare Board.
Photocopy of passport, visa, ticket and a copy of hotel booking receipt are also needed.
The cash would be given to the workers, who were in hotel quarantine in Saudi Arabia on their own expenses since May 20 and those who would be travelling to the Kingdom by June 30.
The process to send the money to the designated bank account of the worker or his or her representative is underway, said the press release.
The application will be found in www.probashi.gov.bd, www.wewb.gov.bd and www.bmet.gov.bd.