Temporary passports to be issued to Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand

YANGON, (PNA/Xinhua) — Myanmar officials will issue temporary passports to the country’s migrant workers in Thailand, official media reported Saturday.

Works for legalizing undocumented Myanmar workers in Thailand are carried out at eleven temporary passport issuing camps, said U Aye Myint, Overseas Employment Supervisory Committee Chairman Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security.

Arrangements are being made to open five similar camps including Myanmar embassy, said the New Light of Myanmar.

The issuing of more passports will enable Myanmar migrant workers to work and travel legally in Thailand.

Myanmar citizens seeking overseas jobs are mostly destined to such countries as Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Libya, Thailand, Cambodia, Japan, Switzerland, Brunei Darussalam, United Arab Emirates, America, France, Germany, Qatar and Kuwait.

As part of its bid to ease domestic employment problem, Myanmar ‘s Ministry of Labor has sought overseas job opportunities for Myanmar workers since 1990.