The evacuation of 1,750 Vietnamese workers from Libya has almost completed with 1,379 already back to Vietnam by August 17 and all those working in strife-hit Tripoli and Bengazhi cities moved to safe areas.

While on a much smaller scale than the evacuation of 10,000 labourers from Libya in 2011, the campaign has seen the close coordination among the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), and Vietnamese embassies in Middle East and North African countries.

MoLISA has sent working teams to Libya, Egypt and Tunisia to assist labour export companies and employers and Vietnamese representative agencies in implementing measures to ensure the safety for workers and bring them home.

Eleven companies which sent workers to Libya have also worked with foreign contractors to evacuate their workers.

Taking the lead in this campaign was Vinamex Company, which immediately drew plans and set up a steering board on evacuation of workers from Libya when violence broke out. Vinamex and the employer of Vietnamese workers - Republic of Korea contractor Huyndai E&C – have closely worked together to bring the workers home using chartered planes.

Since the beginning of this month, all the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt have been mobilised for this urgent mission. To date, about 750 people have been evacuated via Cairo by both air and land.-VNA