An additional 180 Vietnamese guest workers in Libya are expected to arrive in Hanoi in the afternoon of August 12 on the last chartered flight under a contract between Vietnam Airlines and the Republic of Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.

Those workers were airlifted to Cairo on August 11 on two hired flights of Libyan Airlines.

According to Do Xuan Chien, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Manpower Supply and Commercial Joint Stock Company (Vinamex), by August 11, 458 out of 682 Vietnamese guest workers employed by Hyundai E&C in Libya had been evacuated to Egypt on Libyan Airlines aircraft.

The remaining 224 labourers are expected to be airlifted to Cairo on August 12 before boarding commercial flights to come back home, Chien said. His company supplied the workers for the Korean corporation.

Representatives from Vinamex and Huyndai E&C are present at the two North African countries to deal with arising difficulties and ensure the supply of essential goods for the labourers, he added.

Meanwhile, Tran Tam Anh, Second Secretary of the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt, said that a group of 33 Vietnamese workers will travel by road to Egypt via Salloum border gate. The embassy is working to ensure entry into Egypt for the labourers.

In early August, 25 workers also fled by car to Egypt through Salloum border gate.

By mid-July, Vietnam had 1,750 workers in Libya, including 281 working in war-torn areas of Tripoli and Benghazi.

As of August 11, 626 Vietnamese workers in Libya had returned to Vietnam.-VNA