BANGKOK, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- A large number of Myanmar migrant workers are leaving for their home country during the New Year holiday via a border pass in northwestern Thailand, police said on Thursday.
While many Bangkokians are traveling to the provinces during the long holiday, thousands of Myanmar migrant workers are crossing Mae Sot border checkpoint in Tak province daily into Myawaddy township on their way home in Myanmar.
They ride on ferry boats to cross Moei River from Mae Sot to Myawaddy.
Most are expected to come back to Thailand for jobs which they currently have after the New Year festival, which may last up to five days from Friday.
More than 1 million Myanmar nationals are currently employed in Thailand, either legally or illegally. Most are hired in fishing and seafood processing industry in Bangkok's outlying provinces.