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05 March 2011 :: 13:03:17 pm 51073

313 Thai Workers Arrive Home From Libya

BANGKOK, March 5 -- Another group of 313 Thai workers arrived home from violence-torn Libya early Saturday aboard a Thai Airways International (THAI) chartered flight, the first group travelling back to Thailand via charted flight arranged by Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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A Foreign Affairs Ministry official said the rest of about 4,000 workers wishing to return home would gradually travel back by March 13.

The evacuated 313 workers were escorted by Chavanond Intarakomalayasut, secretary to foreign affairs minister, who arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 7.05 am. Mr Chavanond said the workers were evacuated from Tripoli and Benghazi and then traveled to Tunisia before boarding the chartered plane back to Thailand.

Under the evacuation plan, three THAI chartered flights will carry about 700 Thai workers home daily as there are approximately 4,000 workers wishing to return home from Libya, Mr Chavanond said. It is expected that the plan could be completed within March 13.

 

He said about 8,000 Thai workers are now still living in Libyan towns in which not much violence has been reported and their returning  home would depend on their job placement firms or the Labour Ministry to decide.

Sumet Mahosot, deputy director-general of Employment Department, said his department had now been able to contact 622 Thai workers now living in danger zones. He said department officials had also contacted the Thai embassy to help evacuate these workers to Tunis and the workers would be sent home later.

Report by: MCOT online news

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