Yangon-Don Mueang flight for convenient MoU worker transport

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Yangon-Don Mueang flight will be used to send MoU workers to Thailand for the convenience of the workers, according to the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation (MOEAF).
The director-level video conferencing meeting between Thailand and Myanmar on 3 January 2024 agreed to use Yangon and Don Mueang airports when they dispatch workers under the MoU.
“Yes, workers are going to be sent from Don Mueang airport. There are only two options for sending MoU workers: Myawady and Kawthoung routes. Myawady route has been blocked, so our workers are in trouble. Kawthoung route has been unblocked, but roads can’t be used, and air ticket fees cost from K150,000 to 450,000. That is why MOEAF suggested that the Ministry of Labour consider using Yangon-Don Mueang airport because it is still cheap. The two countries’ officials discussed it, and both sides accepted,” said an MOEAF official.
Yangon-Don Mueang flight is expected to begin sending workers in February, and all necessary arrangements are nearly complete.
Agencies can also send workers through commercial or charter flights. They don’t need to report to the Thailand Aviation Authority if commercial flights send them. However, a written notice to the Thailand Aviation Authority and the Ministry of Transport and Communications via the Ministry of Labour is necessary if charter flights are used.
When workers arrive at Don Mueang airport, the Thailand immigration authority grants a two-year residence permit. The employer or employer’s agent picks them up at Don Mueang airport, and they undergo medical checkups in their work areas. After the checkup, reporting to the employment department is necessary.
Certification of medical checkups and visa completion would be issued at respective working avenues, and work permits would be given when they complete training. — MT/ZS

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