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3,356 Indian Work Permit Holders Have Arrived in Maldives by Mid-Year

The Ministry of Economic Development has revealed that 3,356 work permit holders from India have arrived in Maldives so far this year.
Foreign Labour Statistics published on the ministry website today show that even in 2020, most work permit holders were from India. A total of 4,844 Indian work permit holders arrived in Maldives in 2020, which was a significant decrease compared to 2019. 10,710 Indian work permit holders arrived in 2019.
Before 2019, most work permit holders in Maldives were from Bangladesh. From 2013 to 2021, a total of 123,842 work holders arrived from the country. 57,387 Indian work permit holders arrived within the same period.
However, 2020 recorded only 99 Bangladeshi work permit holders. 22 work permit holders from Bangladesh have arrived so far in 2021.
According to the Economic Ministry's figures, in the past six months, 18 Indian workers arrived in the Maldives on a daily basis. It is worth noting that these days, many Maldivians have been laid off due to COVID-19.