Thursday, 20 Sep 2018

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Govt to bring 1 lac children out of hazardous labour

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Health Desk--14 Sep’18: The government will undertake a Tk 300 crore project to get one lakh child labourers out of hazardous labour by 2021, reports UNB.

State Minister for Labour and Employment Md Mujibul Haque Chunnu said this while addressing as the chief guest at a city seminar on Thursday.

He emphasised on necessary law formulation and developing a law-abiding mentality among the people for protection of child labourers.

A total of 3.45 million children of 5 to 17 years’ old are child labourers of which 12.80 lakh children are employed in hazardous labour in Bangladesh, journalist Rita Bhowmick told the seminar in her keynote presentation quoting a 2013 ILO (International Labour Organisation) survey.

Bangladesh Nari Sangbadik Kendra and Shapla Neer organized the seminar.