Myanmar sends 170 new workers again to ROK under EPS

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Arrival of 170 new manufacturing workers sent by POEA to the Republic of Korea under EPS system at Incheon airport on 7 May (Photo-Myanmar Embassy, Seoul)

Altogether, 170 Myanmar workers were sent through the government’s Public Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) under the EPS system to the Republic of Korea on 7 May, according to the Myanmar Embassy in the Republic of Korea.
Myanmar workers totalling 170 – 146 new manufacturing workers and 24 new agriculture and livestock breeding workers – arrived at Incheon International Airport on 7 May by Myanmar National Airlines UB 8301 (charter flight) and Thai Airways TG 656 from Yangon. The labour attaché from the Myanmar Embassy in Seoul welcomed workers upon their arrival at Incheon, instructed them on what they needed to know and follow, and provided them with necessary assistance.

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Arrival of 170 new manufacturing workers sent by POEA to the Republic of Korea under EPS system at Incheon airport on 7 May (Photo-Myanmar Embassy, Seoul)

According to the embassy, 1,333 EPS workers, 862 EPS workers and 421 EPS workers on E-9 visas were sent to the Republic of Korea in February, March and April, respectively, including new workers for agriculture, livestock breeding, construction and manufacturing sectors.
The recruitment of Myanmar workers in the Republic of Korea’s service sector will be extended to both men and women in the 16th TOPIK Test, the 7th marking employment system which will be held in 2024, and this first-time recruitment of women who have passed matriculation has attracted a lot of interest, according to the training schools. — MT/ZN/ED

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