Oversea Works Management Committee holds coord meeting 1/2018

Union Minister U Thein Swe meets with Malaysian Ambassador Mr. Zahairi Baharim in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Thein Swe meets with Malaysian Ambassador Mr. Zahairi Baharim in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

Oversea Works Management Committee of Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population held coordination meeting 1/2018 at the meeting hall of the ministry yesterday morning.
The meeting was attended by Committee Chairman Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe, committee members who are permanent secretaries and directors-general of Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Central Bank of Myanmar, Union Auditor-General Office, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and departmental officials.
At the meeting the Union Minister said that at the moment Certificate of Identity (CI) was issued to 1,099,586 undocumented Myanmar workers in Thailand and their bio matrix data were scanned, recorded and stored at National Data Center in Nay Pyi Taw. It can be shared with other departments if requested said the Union Minister. In addition to this bio matrix technology was used to collect data of workers going oversea and as of 2 December a total of 1,265,688 were put on record said the Union Minister.
Sending Myanmar workers officially to Thailand through MoU system was started in 2010 and legal protection of rights as well as social protections were conducted and emphasis is placed on preventing the workers from being exploited when they go across the long Myanmar-Thailand to work in Thailand.
According to information sent by Thailand, there are over 30,000 workers from Taninthayi Region, Ayeyawady Region, Mon State and Rakhine State who were working in the Thailand aquatic industry sector while Thailand still requires an additional 40,000 workers in this sector and Thailand is eager to recruit these workers under the MoU system, said the Union Minister. While the Union Minister discussed more about Myanmar workers in Thailand, committee members in attendance discussed and commented on ministry wise work processes on migrant workers. After the meeting the Union Minister received a party led by Malaysia Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Zahairi Baharim in the minister’s guest hall and discussed matters relating to bilateral workers affairs.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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