All Vietnamese workers in Libya back home by next week

Saturday, 2014-08-09 12:10:25
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Nhan Dan – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has sent a delegation, which was set to leave for Libya and Tunisia on August 9, to pick up and support all remaining Vietnamese workers to return home next week.

This information was revealed by MOLISA Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Hoa at a meeting in Hanoi on August 8.

Because of continuous changes of the situation in Libya, MOLISA and labour exporters have sought measures to bring the workers home in groups.

A group of 25 workers, who left Benghazi for Egypt, was scheduled to depart from Cairo to Vietnam at 7pm (local time) on August 8.

Earlier, 68 workers in Tripoli, who had air tickets from Tunisia to Vietnam on August 10, had their flights delayed because of transit procedures, as Tunisia closed its borders. The workers are now expected to fly home on August 14-15 while the remaining workers in Tripoli, who are waiting for ticket confirmation via Tunisia, are expected to return by the end of next week.

Another 682 workers employed by Hyundai Amco are leaving Libya from August 7-10 on Egypt Air flights and returning to Vietnam on Vietnam Airlines flights.

A further 24 workers arrived in Vietnam from Turkey on August 8, taking the total number of workers who have returned to the country to 240.