Indonesia to resume migrant worker supply to Taiwan, 21 other countries

Focus T&aiwan
Date: 07/30/2020
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan and Joseph Yeh

Ida Fauziyah

Jakarta, July 30 (CNA) The Indonesian government said Thursday it is ready to start sending migrant workers again to 22 countries and regions around the world, including Taiwan, after a suspension of nearly four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesian Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah said that when the country's export of migrant workers resumes, 88,973 Indonesians will be permitted to work in 22 countries and regions worldwide.

Indonesia has forged agreements with 14 of the 22 countries and regions on the supply of migrant labor, covering issues such the protection of the workers' health amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ida said.

She did not say, however, when exactly the export of labor will resume, nor did she name the participating countries, saying only that the dates will be decided based on the readiness of each of the foreign governments.    [FULL  STORY]

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