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Nearly 35,000 Vietnamese workers sent to work abroad in four months

VGP – Viet Nam sent 34,912 workers abroad over the first four months of 2021, reaching 38.79 percent of the year’s plan, according to the Department of Overseas Labor of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

05/19/2021 10:44

During the reviewed period, Japan received the largest number of Vietnamese laborers, with 18,355 ones, followed by Chinese Taipei 15,055, China 415, the Republic of Korea (RoK) 289, Hungary 204, Romania 202, Singapore 129 and the UAE 43. 

In April only, as many as 5,371 Vietnamese laborers were exported, including 4,722 to Chinese Taipei, 177 to Japan, 154 to the RoK, 150 to China and 48 to Singapore. 

However, Chinese Taipei has decided to temporarily suspend entry of all foreigners from May 19-June 18 due to fresh outbreaks of COVID-19, which may interrupt Vietnamese labour exporters' sending of Vietnamese workers to this market in May and June. 

78,641 Vietnamese laborers were sent abroad in 2020, reaching 60.5 percent of the Government target amid border closures imposed by many countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs expects to send 90,000 laborers to work abroad in 2021, mainly to high and stable income countries.

By Thuy Dung