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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Can Tho University to send grads abroad (28-09-2005) CAN THO — Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has endorsed a Can Tho University plan to send 1,300 promising candidates from the Mekong Delta abroad for post-graduate study in the 2006-15 period, according to Le Quang Minh, Can Tho University director. The programme, which began last week at Can Tho University, will provide further training to Vietnamese scientists and experts currently employed by State agencies in the science and technology fields. The chosen candidates will first spend a year at Can Tho University studying English. If they pass the university's language test at the end of the year, they will then proceed to graduate programmes at the foreign universities. The university had already made agreements with 14 academic institutions in countries including the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, Minh said. After studying abroad, the students will return to their provinces to apply their … [Read more...] about Can Tho University to send grads abroad
City to send farmers abroad for experience Ngoc Hung By Ngoc Hung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – The HCMC Farmers’ Association from next year will send farmers with good skills in agricultural production abroad to learn technologies and pick up some new experiences. According to the association, 100-125 directors and farmers of the city will head to those with strengths in high-tech agricultural production such as Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan or China between next year and 2018. The association’s chairman will act as director of the project. The first overseas training trip will take place in Thailand targeting flower farming technologies next year, before the next trip to Taiwan focusing on dairy cow farming technologies. However, one of the activities that the project has mapped out is to send farmers to learn shrimp farming technologies in Asian countries, even though the large-scale shrimp farming level of Vietnam surpasses that of regional … [Read more...] about City to send farmers abroad for experience
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