Vietnam ready to take 1,100 workers home from Qatar

The Department of Overseas Labor Management has required labor export companies to take 1,100 Vietnamese workers home in case of complicated situation in Qatar.
(Illustrative photo)
(Illustrative photo)
At a press conference hosted yesterday by the  the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs' department, deputy head of the agency Tong Hai Nam said that the agency has required businesses to continue reviewing the number of Vietnamese workers in Qatar.
Qatar is the highest income nation in the world. So the workers’ life would not be affected if the country faces diplomatic embargo, said Mr. Nam. in addition, most of the workers have been employed by contractors who are responsible for protecting the laborers' rights.
Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalid and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep said that  17,747 people have worked abroad from June 2016 to May 2017 under a labor export program to assist residents in four north central provinces, hit by Formosa environmental disaster.
The four provinces comprise Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue.

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