Evacuated Vietnamese labourers keen to return to Libya

Vietnam is hopeful of sending back labourers for employment to Libya soon, as the country is beginning to stabilize and rebuild once again, said a representative from the Department of Overseas Labor under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs on January 10.

Workers evacuated from Libya in 2011 (File Photo)

Turkish contractors are currently making plans to rebuild Libya and had earlier recruited many Vietnamese labourers for construction jobs.

Recently, a Vietnamese delegation from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs met with representatives of the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security to discuss labour redeployment and other social security issues. The delegation also met with representatives of Turkish companies that had earlier employed Vietnamese labourers, to discuss redeployment once again.

With a favorable change in Libya’s political situation, Vietnamese labourers are expected to return to work in Libya by June 2012, added the representative.

Most of the Vietnamese labourers, who had been evacuated from Libya at the beginning of 2011, are looking forward to going back to their former jobs again.

The representative from the Department of Overseas Labour said that Turkish companies are willing to compensate Vietnamese labourers in back-log salaries for those who had to return home before expiry of contract.

By H.Thu – Translated by Thanh Huong

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