Many Vietnamese guest workers in Libya have completed procedures in order to return home or evacuate to other countries amid escalating conflicts in the North African country.

Ambassador to Libya Dao Duy Tien said the embassy is exert every effort to send the Vietnamese back home as soon as possible, particularly those working in Tripoli and Benghazi cities, where clashes are worsening.

Tran Van Hung, a site manager at a project of the Republic of Korea’s Hyundai AMCO Co. Ltd. in Al-Qubbah town, the eastern city of Al-Beida, said locals and Vietnamese people here are still safe since the town is far from conflict sites and major political and economic hubs.

However, the employer is still working to prepare for an evacuation in fear of spreading conflicts, he said, adding that the first 150 Vietnamese workers will be airlifted to transit via Egypt on August 5.

Sixteen Vietnamese working at a construction site of the Saraya company near Libya’s border with Tunisia are expected to be repatriated next week through neighbouring Tunisia, foreman Pham Dac Binh told Vietnam News Agency correspondents.

Meanwhile, foreman Bui Sy Phong at the Al-Khalij power plant, the northern coastal province of Sirte, said more than 130 Vietnamese along with their RoK and Philippine worker fellows here will be taken to Istanbul, Turkey, by aircraft on August 9 and 10, from where they will fly back to their home country.

Some 1,050 of the total 1,550 Vietnamese guest workers in Libya are scheduled to evacuate in the next several days.-VNA