Bangladesh International Expatriates' Welfare Association (BIEWA) has placed a 15-point demand including giving bank loan with 5.0 per cent interest to workers who want to go abroad.
Addressing a press conference at the National Press Club Thursday, BIEWA President Abdur Rahman also demanded formulation of a law to reserve 10-15 parliament seats for expatriate Bangladeshis and ensure their voting right.
He demanded removal of corrupt officials of the Ministry of Expatiate Welfare and Overseas Employment and Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training and urged the government to save the Expatiate Welfare Ministry from illegal manpower exporters.
Abdur Rahman urged the government to operate Bangladesh Biman's Dhaka-New York flight.
He demanded introduction of separate Tax Identification Number (TIN) for expatriate Bangladesh's as they are frequently harassed by government officials concerned.
He also alleged that expatriate Bangladeshis are harassed at airports and urged the government to stop such harassment.
Rahman urged the government and Bangladesh's missions abroad to extend their help and cooperation to expatriates.