Indonesia Sends 173 Migrant Workers to Taiwan

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 – 19:40 GMT+7
Indonesia Sends 173 Migrant Workers to Taiwan - English
Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah / Credit: The Manpower Ministry, JAKARTA - Indonesia has sent 173 migrant workers to Taiwan.

They departed through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten.

Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah said on Tuesday (23/11) that the ministry had been in talks with Taiwan regarding the re-opening of migrant worker placement since it was closed by Taiwan authorities in December 2020.

The Indonesian ministry has continued to negotiate with Taiwan authorities, either through the Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO) in Jakarta or the Taiwan Manpower Ministry in Taipei to ensure that Indonesian migrant workers are ready to be placed under strict health protocols.

"The struggle of all of us during the Covid-19 pandemic was quite heavy, especially what the migrant workers had to go through as the placement in Taiwan was delayed for almost a year," said Ida.

The Taiwan government finally reopened the placement starting November 11, 2021, as they were convinced by Indonesia's seriousness to control the spread of Covid-19 both domestically and abroad.

Ida hoped that Indonesian workers leaving for Taiwan could take the opportunity to gain useful experiences, communicate well, and follow the procedures. (mark/mcr20/jpnn)

This news has been broadcast on with the title: Lepas Keberangkatan 173 Pekerja Migran ke Taiwan, Menaker Ida Sampaikan Pesan Penting

Indonesia has sent 173 migrant workers to Taiwan as the placement re-opened starting November 11.