CM Pinarayi Vijayan condemns issues faced by expats amid pandemic

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Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo:ANI

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that the difficulties suffered by those who travel to the Gulf Countries after the covid outbreak are very serious and unjustifiable. Addressing a press conference here, he said that such issues would be taken into consideration and an ideal solution would be sought.

A team led by Officer on Special Duty Venu Rajamony held discussions with representatives of the Ministry of External Affairs on various issues that are faced by the Malayalee expatriate community. The Chief Minister added that the issues faced by these expatriates regarding difficulties in travelling were taken into consideration in the meeting.

“KSFE's Pravasi Chitti has played a pivotal role in the infrastructure development of the state and also provide economic and financial security to expatriates. The investment of expatriates in the Pravasi Chitti has now grown to Rs 500 crore in three years,” CM said.

“It took almost 24 months for reaching an amount of Rs 250 crore in total investment, but it only took 10 months to reach Rs 500 crore.The number of expatriates who have completed registration has now crossed 113,000. Currently, 1,13,062 expatriates including 1,02,812 those living abroad and 10,250 people outside Kerala in India, have completed the registration process,” CM added.

The Chief Minister requested all expatriates to seize this opportunity to participate in the development of the state while securing their future.

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