She said the government will solve the problems Bangladeshis face in sending money from the Maldives by making arrangements for the exchange of currencies between Bangladesh and the Maldives.
Noting that the expatriates in the Maldives have to suffer losses in buying dollars to send money back home, the prime minister said, I'll take steps to make arrangements for the exchange of money (between the two currencies)."
She said the government will take steps so that expatriates can send money from the Maldives through Probashi Kallyan Bank, set up by her government for the welfare of Bangladeshi expatriates.
"I'll ask the Probashi Kallyan Bank to take proper steps so that the Bangladesh Bank appoints an agent for money exchange," Hasina added.
About air connectivity, the prime minister said Biman Bangladesh Airlines will launch its flights with the Maldives. "We've a goal so that our government airlines - Biman- starts its flight operation with the Maldives," she said.
Mentioning that some 100,000 Bangladeshis are now there in the Maldives, Hasina said the issue of undocumented Bangladeshis was also discussed with the Maldivian authorities so that they can stay there legally.
In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed with the expatriates' welfare minister so that they (undocumented Bangladeshis) would face no problem to stay in the Maldives, she said.