An additional 184 Vietnamese workers landed at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on August 10, bringing the total number of Vietnamese workers returning from Libya to 453.
|Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen welcomes back workers at Noi Bai airport (Source: VNA)|
The 184 returnees are among the 682 workers that the Vietnam Manpower Supply and Commercial Joint Stock Company (Vinamex) supplied to the Republic of Korea’s Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd to work at a housing project in the eastern city of Al-Beida – around 200km from the strife-torn Benghazi in Libya.
Another flight carrying 254 Vietnamese workers from Cairo will arrive at Noi Bai on August 11, and the remaining 244 are expected to land at Hanoi the next day.
Welcoming back the workers at Noi Bai airport, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen said her ministry will continue working with the Vietnamese Embassy in Libya to quickly bring home Vietnamese workers in Libya, especially those trapped in combat zones.
The ministry will provide financial support and new jobs for returners, she added. By mid-July, Vietnam had 1,750 workers in Libya, including 281 working in strife-torn areas of Tripoli and Benghazi.