Myanmar Navy Vessel (Tabin Shwe Htee) led by Colonel Kyaw Lin Zaw of Myanma Tatmadaw (Navy) left for India to bring back the Myanmar fishery workers stranded at Andaman Island of India on 6 March in accordance with the instruction of State Administration Council Chairman Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
The military ship Tabin Shwe Htee arrived at Port Blair of Andaman Island in India on 7 March noon and Indian officials transferred a total of 70 Myanmar marine workers on 8 March. The military officials conducted health checks on the marine workers and provided food and clothes. The ship left for Myanmar on 9 March and it drove a total of 830 nautical miles for a round trip and arrived at the No (3) jetty of Yangon yesterday afternoon.
The medical teams provided security measures, healthcare services including exercise programmes and entertainment programmes on the ship for the returnees.
Commander of Central Naval Command Brig-Gen Htein Win and other military personnel of the Navy warmly welcomed the Myanmar returnees from India.
The returnees are currently placed at Tatmadaw’s quarantine centres in accordance with the COVID-19 health rules. They will be then transferred to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement for their returns to respective regions and states. The officials will also create job opportunities for them.
A total of 1,156 Myanamr nationals were brought back home from foreign countries in the State Administration Council term.—MNA