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Five countries discuss migrant labor management

VGP – The number of migrant laborers is on the rise, requiring enhanced cooperation in migrant labor management, including the prevention of illegal migrant laborers and guaranty of safety for workers.

August 02, 2017 4:12 PM GMT+7

Photo: VGP/Dinh Nam

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam made that statement in his speech delivered at the second ministerial conference on labor cooperation in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam (CLMTV) on August 2 in the central city of Da Nang.

The Deputy PM asked to promote cooperation in education and training, especially vocational training, cooperation in science and technology as well as enhancement of trade and investment between CLMTV and among ASEAN nations.

The information on the labor market, supply-demand connection as well as experience, laws, policies and models on migrant labor management between nations should be shared, he said, adding that nations need to establish a regular and direct channel to address obstacles related to migrant laborers to support and protect migrant laborers.

It is necessary to ensure social welfare for migrant laborers, heading to sustainable jobs for all the people, strengthen cooperation, share experience and propose a joint voice at the international and regional forums on employment and migrant workers, said Mr. Dam.

He asserted that Viet Nam always makes efforts and closely cooperate with other members for a capable ASEAN seizing opportunities and addressing challenges in the next decade.

With the theme “Promoting human resources development and decent work for migrant workers”, the Deputy PM expected that the meeting will issue analysis and evaluation on advantages and disadvantages, opportunities-challenges, experience exchange and realistic and effective proposal and recommendations for immigration and labor cooperation, human resources development and future employment and support for trans-border migrant workers.

The success of the meeting will help boost trading, developing human resources and creating more forces to establish the ASEAN Community of close, sustainable and dynamic connected economy.

Within the two-day conference, ministers from five nations will discuss migrant labor situations and policies and experience in migrant labor management and identify effects of future employment on migrant laborers and sustainable employment and social security for migrant workers.

Photo: VGP/Dinh Nam

On the sidelines of the conference, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam received Lao Minister of Labor and Social Welfare Khampheng Saysompheng.

Deputy PM Dam appraised cooperation in labor and social welfare between the two ministries, especially in fields of labor, employment, vocational training, child care, poverty reduction and human resources training.

The Lao Minister said that the two ministries will boost cooperation to make contribution to each nation’s socio-economic development.

By Thuy Dung