SEFOPE send another 107 Timorese workers to South Korea

SEFOPE  send another 107 Timorese workers to South Korea

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DILI, 15 september 2022 ( TATOLI)– The Government of Timor-Leste through the Secretary of State for Vocational, Training, and Employment (SEFOPE) send another 107 Timorese workers to work in South Korea.

The Secretary of State for Vocational and Employment, Alarico do Rosario, informed that there were 107 workers which will be dispatched to South Korea to work in factories and fisheries in South Korea.

“The Government through SEFOPE will send 107 Timorese workers to South Korea on september 18 2022. Of those 107 people, 91 people will work in fishing companies and the other 16 will work in factory companies,” the Secretary of State, SEFOPE, Alarico do Rosario told reporters at Timor Lodge, Comoro Dili on thursday.

Rosario advised all Timorese workers to be disciplined and follow all the applicable regulations in South Korea.

“Follow the applicable regulation to be trusted by the company owners, thus paving the way for other Timorese workers to continue working in South Korea in the future, and also hoped that Timorese workers can take the new experience and then will be implemented in Timor – Leste after return from South Korea,” he said.

Rosario also calls on all Timorese workers to save money for returning to their homeland and build houses for their families and also invest in some businesses in Timor – Leste to contribute to the economic growth in Timor – Leste.

The Deputy Ambassador of Korea, Hong Jin Um said that Timor – Leste and Korea have established bilateral cooperation relations since 2022 until now, therefore South Korea will continue to support the Government of Timor – Leste through the SEFOPE program by sending many Timorese workers to work in South Korea.

“On behalf of the Korean government, I thanked the Government of Timor – Leste through SEFOPE which has sent a lot of Timorese workers to Korea, we are proud because through this program they can collect money and can support the economy of their families,” said Hong Jin Um, Deputy Ambassador of South Korea in Timor Leste.

Hong Jin Um, advised Timorese workers to take this opportunity in helping the Government of Timor – Leste to diversify Timor – Leste’s economy in the future.

“You are the representative of Timor – Leste to work in South Korea, the future of the nation is in your hands, and don’t forget to improve the life of your family in Timor – Leste,” he concluded.

In the same place, the second vice Prime Minister, Jose Reis, reveals that the bilateral cooperation between South Korea and Timor-Leste has been running since the first constitutional government, which started in 2002 until now.

“Bilateral cooperation between Timor-Leste and South Korea has been running since 2002 until now, and from 2009 until now the Government of Timor-Leste through SEFOPE has sent over 4000 Timorese workers and continues to send Timorese workers based on the request of company’s owners in South Korea. ,” Reis said.

Reis urges Timorese workers to work in a disciplined manner because this is the key to your success.

“Work with discipline in South Korea to ensure the good life for you, your family, and also the good of the country,” he concluded

On this occasion, Second Vice Prime Minister José Reis promised to continue to cooperate with the Government of South Korea and also promised to continue to support the SEFOPE ‘s program to send more Timorese workers to South Korea to ensure the economic growth in Timor – Leste in the future.




Journalist : Camilio de Sousa

Editor : Nelia B.


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