In the meantime, the ministry has begun work on a series of guidelines for the detachment of Nepalese workers to Japan under the government`s terms. Under the agreement signed today, the Japanese government will hire Nepalese migrant workers in the areas of maintenance, building cleaning, machinery and tools, industrial machinery, electricity, electronics, information and construction. Other labour-intensive sectors include shipbuilding and motor machinery, vehicle repair and maintenance, aviation, accommodation, agriculture, fishing and aquaculture, food and beverage production and the food industry. According to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS), Mahesh Prasad Dahal, secretary of the ministry and Japan`s ambassador to Nepal Masamichi Saigo, will sign the agreement. According to Ghimire, the two countries were preparing to implement the agreement when the Covid 19 pandemic occurred. Although formal negotiations between officials from the two countries have not made significant progress since the agreement was signed last March and allowed Nepalese workers to enter the giant Asian nation, “Japanese employers have come forward to offer jobs to Nepalese workers,” officials say. As a result of the agreement, a new unit similar to the EPS-Korea section will be created under the Ministry of Foreign Employment, in coordination with the Japanese government. The new body will look at how Japanese employers recruit Nepalese workers. Nearly two months after the signing of an employment contract between Nepal and Japan in Kathmandu, Japanese employers have begun to take an interest in hiring Nepalese workers. Japan has officially begun preparing to hire Nepalese workers as part of an agreement between the two countries that the two countries signed in March of this year.
In the first phase, she will hire health care workers. The interest in hiring Nepalese workers came from companies that work mainly in agriculture and cleaning – which were also on the list of priorities on the Nepalese side for the secondment of their workers – including hotels and general mechanics. Based on the agreement, Japan plans to bring Nepalese migrant workers into 14 sectors, including industry, nursing, construction and sanitation. According to the Japanese plan, a total of 345,150 workers will be transported in the first five years, including 60,000 nurses and 53,000 workers for restaurants. “Interested employers have also proposed to make arrangements to train Nepalese workers so that they can easily adapt to working conditions in Japan,” he added. “Representatives of these companies said they could train Nepalese workers for free, because there is not much difference between the style of work and the equipment used in the two countries – at least in some sectors such as agriculture and cleaning,” the official added. During the communication between the two governments, the Tokyo government sent a draft agreement to Kathmandu to obtain feedback from the Nepalese government, according to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security. Nepal and Japan agreed on Monday to sign the much-anticipated labour agreement between the two countries.