Prime Minister's Adviser for International Affairs Dr Gowher Rizvi yesterday said the government was considering easing the transfer process of the remittances sent by Bangladeshi expatriates.
"The government will not take any step that may put the expatriates in trouble," he told a discussion titled "NRB & Peacekeeping: Remittance Opportunities & Challenges" at a city hotel.
The Centre for Non-Resident Bangladeshis (CNRB) organised the discussion.
Gowher Rizvi said Bangladeshi expatriates had made remarkable contribution to every achievement of the country since its independence in 1971.
The speakers urged the government to take necessary steps to stop sufferings of expatriates as there is an allegation that they have to suffer a lot at the airport when they return home.
They suggested easing remittance transfer process to encourage expatriates to send their money home through legal channels .
According to data of CNBR, there are about 1.3 crore Bangladeshi expatriates in 152 countries. They send about US$ 15 billion in remittance to the country every year.