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July 06, 2020

1,493 migrant workers return from Thailand through Myawady border on 3 June

Myanmar migrant workers from Thailand queuing for immigration processes at the Myanmar border checkpoint yesterday. Photo: Mahn Than Shwe Myint (IPRD)
Myanmar migrant workers from Thailand queuing for immigration processes at the Myanmar border checkpoint yesterday. Photo: Mahn Than Shwe Myint (IPRD)

Myanmar has been making systematic arrangement for the return of migrant workers from Thailand since 1 May. The total number of returnees through Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge (2) of Myawady border town in Kayin State yesterday was 1,493.
Among them, the 217 persons were brought back by 10 buses from Mo Chit Bus Terminal in Bangkok under negotiations of the two governments and arrangement of Myanmar embassy in Thailand, while the remaining 1,276 persons came back home in their own schedules from various parts of the kingdom. Kayin State Hluttaw MP U Thant Zin Aung and local officials helped the returnees with medical tests and other supplies.
A total of 15,733 Myanmar migrants have arrived back home through this route until now. The latest group of returnees included 881 males and 612 females from different regions and states.—Mahn Than Shwe Myint (IPRD)  (Translated by Aung Khin)

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