184 more workers return to HN from Libya

14:30 | 11/08/2014

VGP – An additional 184 Vietnamese workers landed at Noi Bai International Airport in Ha Noi on August 10, bringing the total number of Vietnamese workers returning from Libya to 453.

Photo: VOV

Among the returnees, 29 were working in Tripoli and Benghazi cities where fierce clashes have erupted for the past few weeks.

The 184 returnees are out of 682 workers that the Viet Nam Manpower Supply and Commercial Joint Stock Company (Vinamex) supplied to Huyndai Amco contractor of the Republic of Korea.

These workers expected to take Egyptian and Viet Nam Airlines flights to fly home from August 7-10, however, difficulty in Libya’s flying procedures had affected the evacuation plan.

A Vinamex representative said the company would provide each returnee with VND1 million worth of financial aid to come home.

A Huyndai Amco representative said the company would prioritize recruiting these workers to work for its projects in Egypt and several other countries in the future.

The evacuation plan for the 682 Vietnamese workers was jointly implemented by Huyndai Amco, Viet Nam Airlines, Vinamex and the Vietnamese embassy in Egypt.

These Vietnamese nationals were working for the ‘2.000 Housing Project’ in Al-Qubbah town of Al-Beida city, east of Libya, about 200km from Benghazi city.

On August 9, two Libyan Airlines charter flights left Misrata airport for Cairo international airport in Egypt, carrying 182 workers.

Libyan Airlines plans to conduct 4 flights on August 10 and another 2 on August 11 to bring the remaining number of Vietnamese workers to Cairo.

Viet Nam Airlines will mobilize Airbus 330-200 and Boeing 777-200 aircraft to take the workers directly to Hanoi from Cairo on August 10-11./VOV./.