Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Manpower held the Indonesia Business Matching 2023 event in Doha, Qatar, on Wednesday to open job opportunities for Indonesian workers.

"This business matching is a strategic step to encourage Indonesian migrant workers to enter and work in Qatar in accordance with the right departure and placement procedures," Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah said in a statement on Wednesday.

There are three sectors that have the highest demand for Indonesian migrant workers: hospitality, health, and oil and gas.

Currently, out of the total 2.3 million foreign workers in Qatar, there are only about 21 thousand Indonesian workers, Fauziyah said.

While opening the business matching event, she said that business matching is among the annual events of the Indonesian Labor Market (ILM) to bring together companies or employers in Doha and Indonesian migrant worker placement companies.

At Wednesday's event, migrant worker placement companies from Qatar and Indonesia also signed cooperation agreements.

The event was attended by 96 companies from Qatar, particularly those engaged in the hospitality, retail, manufacturing, oil and gas, transportation, and health sectors, and around 20 Indonesian migrant worker placement companies.

Fauziyah said she hoped that the entrepreneurs attending the event would recruit as many Indonesian migrant workers as possible.

"I am sure that the presence of Indonesian migrant workers will be able to make a positive contribution to the progress of companies in Qatar," she added.

She also expressed hope that the forum would become a medium of good communication between companies in Qatar and Indonesian migrant worker placement companies participating in the event.

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