Labourers receive consultation at a job fair.—VNA/VNS Illustrative Photo An HiếuViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Labour-export companies might be banned from sending Vietnamese workers abroad for jobs considered dangerous. These include hunting crocodiles and sharks. It is also looking at stopping staff working in other countries in pressure-sensitive positions, such as underground and in the dive industry. People looking at leaving Viet Nam for a career as a masseuse may also have problems. These were some of the highlights revealed under a new draft decree, compiled by the Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs. The ministry will now collect comments from relevant agencies, experts, organisations and individuals before finishing its final draft and send to the Government. The draft decree aims to replace the existing decree No 126/2007/NĐ-CP issued in August 2007 by the Government, instructing the implementation of some articles of the Law … [Read more...] about Companies banned to send labourers abroad as massage staff
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VietNamNet Bridge – Experts doubt that Vietnam can export specialists on a large scale, claiming they are not qualified to work in an international environment. Sending specialists abroad has become a hot topic these days, after local newspapers reported that Vietnam has sent farmers to neighboring countries, where they teach cultivation technique and help develop agricultural production. Vietnamese farmers have travelled to many countries where they have better income than at home. A labor expert said Vietnamese farmers are very skilled but cannot become well-off in Vietnam because of the problems in production. However, they are highly appreciated in other countries. In the 1980s, Vietnam also sent many local scientists and educators to African countries, where they worked in many different fields. So, why doesn’t Vietnam increase the export of its "intelligence" if this can bring benefits to both the specialists and the nation? Dr. Tran Xuan Hoai, former deputy … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam send specialists abroad?
Vietnamese guest workers help their families financially as well as make a significant contribution to the country's economy by remitting US$1.8 billion annually. But there are many social concerns that this migration raises. Is sending workers abroad a good way to improve the lives of the poor? How do they fare after returning home and what are the implications on families? A Canadian NGO collaborated with the Center for the Study of Women to do a study. The NGO, HealthBridge Canada, studied the impact of this phenomenon on family life in the northern province of Thai Binh. Thai Binh was one of the earliest to send workers abroad and still accounts for the most number of people working abroad. It sends 2,500-3,000 every year, most of them women, who sent remittances of US$45 million in 2003-05. With the families of guest workers generally thriving, farmers around the country are keen to go abroad to work. But, after returning home, many of them do not want to work on the … [Read more...] about Is sending workers abroad good for economy, society?
The Southern Power Corporation (SPC), under the loss-suffering Electricity Group of Vietnam, has cancelled the plan to send hundreds of officials in 12 groups abroad from now to the end of the year. Each group comprises 20-30 directors and deputy directors who have been selected to make trips to Hong Kong, Shenzhen; Taiwan; and South Korea for 5-7 days for sight-seeing and studying experience in power management and development. … [Read more...] about Loss-making EVN cancels plan to send officials abroad
VietNamNet Bridge - Studying abroad is the dream of many young people. However, there are also those who study abroad because they are forced by their parents. Forcing children to study abroad as a good riddance Not only does he overspends his parents' money, Thien also upsets them with his bad behavior. At high school, fights, breaking the windows and cutting the trees in the school yard were his hobbies. He also spent his time swinging in a hammock, driving through red lights and taking part in illegal motorcycle races. Thien failed the university entrance exams three times, but it seemed that didn't care. Not being able to stand their spoilt son anymore, Thien's parents made him go study in Australia. He happily accepted because he knew that going abroad would mean he would be "free" from his parents. … [Read more...] about Parents warned about sending children abroad