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92 Vietnamese workers leave Libya

Update: August, 14/2014 - 14:59
About 1,750 Vietnamese labourers were working in Libya at the end of July.— VNA/VNS Photon Hoang Hai

HA NOI (VNS) — Ninety-two Vietnamese workers were evacuated yesterday from Libya's capital Tripoli and its surrounding areas, and taken to Tunisia via the Ras Ajdir border gate.

The workers, the last batch of Vietnamese people to be evacuated from Libya, were divided into three groups before they travelled nearly 200 kilometres by car to the Ras Ajdir border gate, according to an announcement yesterday by the Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

The department said the workers are scheduled to fly back to Viet Nam between today and Saturday.

A team from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs would help the workers to deal with administrative procedures to help them return home soon.

Statistics from the Department of Overseas Labour show that so far, 907 Vietnamese workers have returned to Viet Nam from Libya, while 294 others have reached Tunisia, Turkey and Egypt safely and are waiting to fly back home.

The department said that about 1,750 Vietnamese labourers were working in Libya at the end of July. – VNS

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