Minister economic development has announced that 300 undocumented Bangladeshi immigrant workers would be repatriated soon.
Already 60 Bangladeshi migrant workers have been repatriated by Military aircraft. These migrants have been living in the Maldives undocumented before being repatriated back to Bangladesh.
According to Minister Fayyaz speaking at the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament, he said 800 Bangladeshi nationals have requested for reparation back home. The minister stated that many migrants are missing documents such as passports even. He said the process cannot be done easily and it would take time.
Furthermore, he noted that they in contact with the Bangladesh government and have received a positive response in making progress faster. Fayyaz has also noted that there are over 100,000 undocumented migrant workers in the Maldives and the issues had escalated because of deregulate policies. He added that it would cost government a ton of money to facilitate them and to detain them.
Thus far the highest number of confirmed cases in the Maldives are Bangladeshi workers with 258 testings positive. The government is working day and night to help these migrant workers to get them to safe heaven.