Pakistan seems ready to export over 500,000 workers to Romania by 2020, according to the Pakistan’s Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, cited by Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).
The announcement came in response to an offer made by the Romanian ambassador to Pakistan, Niculaie Goia.
Goia discussed with Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, a special assistant to prime minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development .
According to APP, The Romanian ambassador said that Romania would be seeking as many as one million foreign workers due to a severe workforce crisis.
“Romania is ready to import over 0.5 million of Pakistani workers by 2020 due to shortage of human resource at home,” the envoy informed the Special Assistant.
The Romanian Ambassador said the labour market of his country was offering a large number of job opportunities for Pakistanis in various sectors including IT, construction, or health.
Both officials have discussed about a mechanism for safe and secure export of skilled, semi and non-skilled Pakistani manpower to Romania.
The Romanian ambassador said that Romania needs some 40,000 foreign drivers and is ready to import drivers from Pakistan.
The Romanian government is trying to reduce the workforce crisis in many areas of the economy by importing foreign workers, and has recently signed a memorandum with Vietnam in order to receive more Vietnamese workers.