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11 Nepalis stranded in Oman sent back home

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KATHMANDU — Eleven Nepali migrant workers who were stranded in course of foreign employment have been rescued and brought to Nepal with the coordination of the Nepali Embassy in Oman.

The Embassy stated in a press release that these Nepali migrant workers were sent back after completing the legal process of Oman. These workers were not given facilities as mentioned in their contract, the Embassy stated.

The Embassy said 20 Nepali workers who had reached Oman as scaffolding workers at the Sohar-based Muwaradbadi Hiwi Modern Trade (ASTD) Company were in trouble due to this. Out of the 20 workers, 11 had approached the Embassy seeking help.

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A team from the embassy had found the workers at a place called Barka, some 165 kilometres from the company where the workers were said to be employed, during an on-site monitoring some days back.

The embassy itself sent the workers back home after repeated contacts and discussions with the sides concerned failed to find a solution.

The embassy has also written to the office concerned in Oman, recommending legal action against the company. Embassy also said that it is making efforts for repatriating the remaining workers as well after addressing their problem.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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