Over 140 Myanmar workers leave for Thailand under MoU system

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MoU workers are seen at the kawthoung border.

Myanmar sent 148 migrant workers to the Ranong District, Thailand, under the MoU system, through the Kawthoung border on the morning of 17 October.
By the arrangement of the Lovely World Services Co Ltd, an overseas employment agency (Thailand), the Myanmar workers (men) are to work for Thailand companies: Sino-Thai Engineering & Construction Public Co Ltd and Champ Ace Co Ltd, under a two-year contract.
Kawthoung District labour office, Kawthoung District immigration and population office and responsible organizations made necessary inspections for workers and transported them to Thailand, under the guidance of the Ministry of Labour.
In addition, 390 Myanmar nationals returned to the country through the Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge No 2 on 15 October. It is reported that those migrant workers are from various regions and states and include 345 men and 45 women.
Myawady authorities made necessary examinations about the information of returnees, inspected whether foreigners were included in them and whether they carried prohibited drugs and narcotics. Health workers also tested them for Covid-19.
Returnees from Bago Region, Mon State and Taninthayi Region were sent to the quarantine centres in Mawlamyine, and those from other regions and states were sent to the Myawady trade zone and Mekanel quarantine centre. They will be sent back to their respective townships after 10 days when they test negative for Covid-19. — TWA/GNLM

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