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First batch of Indonesians evacuated from Libya to return home on Tuesday: official

02-26-2011 15:06 BJT

JAKARTA, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- An Indonesian senior official has said that the first batch of Indonesians evacuated from Tripoli, Libya, will arrive in Jakarta on Tuesday, local media reported Saturday.

The first of three batches would see at least 201 Indonesians departing Tripoli at 06:30 p.m. local time Saturday aboard a 260- seater chartered Tunis Air plane. They are scheduled to arrive in Tunis at 08:00 p.m. local time.

"They will stay temporarily at the Indonesian embassy guesthouse, staff housing compound and hostels near the embassy before they continue their trip to Indonesia using a commercial flight," Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokeswoman Kusuma Habir was quoted by the Jakarta Globe as saying.

She added that the evacuated Indonesians would have to stay for three days in Tunis before continuing their trip.

The first batch consists of 201 employees of state construction company Wijaya Karya. The government will also evacuate 130 Indonesians students to Tunis, where they will temporarily stay to wait until their return to Tripoli once the situation in Libya returns to normal.

There are 875 Indonesians registered to be living in Libya now, 130 of whom are some students and more than 500 professionals worked for foreign or Indonesian companies operating in that country.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: Xinhua

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