Muscat: About 58,000 expatriate workers could soon leave the country after they got in touch with the Labour Ministry to facilitate their departure.
The initiative by the ministry is aimed at regulating the labour market and facilitating the departure of expatriate workers, Times of Oman reported.
The ministry's labour welfare director general Salim Said Al Badi had earlier announced that the ministry's grace period (exemption from fees) and fines charged against employment discrepancies had been extended till March 31, 2021.
In a statement, Al Badi said that as many as 57,748 expatriate workers responded to the offer of the Ministry.
Among these, a total of 12,378 already left the Sultanate, he said.