Ta Ngoc Van, Chief Lawyer at a Hanoi-based charity organisation that rescues women and children in crisis, has been named in the 2019 Class of Asia 39 Young Leaders by the Asia Society from the US.
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) has recently worked with the Ba Ria – Vung Tau provincial Confederation of Labour on giving spiritual life improvements for labourers in the province.
In March, an additional 8,560 labourers went to work abroad, raising the total number of guest workers in the first quarter of this year to 25,766, accounting for 27.12% of the year’s plan and seeing a year-on-year increase of 10.7%, the Overseas Labourer Management Department reported on March 30th.
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) and the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to protect Vietnamese labourers in Malaysia by setting up bilateral cooperation and increasing the awareness of the labour rights of migrant labourers.
The Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee will initiate a plan to increase the spiritual and material lives of the workers in export processing and industrial zones in the 2014-2020 period.
The Prime Minister has adopted a project on mine, bomb and explosive remnants clearance in Ky Anh, Huong Son and Can Loc districts in the central province of Ha Tinh.
Ho Chi Minh city is striving to help 10,000-15,000 families escape poverty, and reduce the overall poverty rate to below 1% of the population, by the end of this year.
As of the end of 2014, the farmers’ fund mobilized over VND1.7 trillion, contributing to assisting 150,000 farmers’ families in expanding production and escaping poverty, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Farmers’ Association reported.
Da Nang city is now completing a project to assist the youth starting businesses during 2015-2020, with the aim of promoting the spirit of business among the young and to assist their business towards success by creating a new generation of entrepreneurs for the city.
The People’s Committee of the central province of Quang Binh has decided to earmark over VND3.2 billion from the budget to provide support for 23,298 poor families electrical lighting expenses in the first quarter of 2015, the Office of the provincial People’s Committee reported.
The Ho Chi Minh city power company is preparing to build the 6-kilometer undersea cable system to bring power to Thanh An island commune, Can Gio district, said Pham Quoc Bao, vice director of the company.
Many industrial and export processing zones in the 2 southern provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai are seeking to recruit some 100,000 labourers as enterprises expand production to realise orders signed at the beginning of this year.
During the fifth Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival, held from March 8th-12th, NESCAFE Plan project announced the distribution of an additional 4 million coffee seedlings to support Central Highlands provinces in 2015, raising the number of seedlings under the project to nearly 11 million.
Trade unions at different levels in Ho Chi Minh city made thorough preparations for caring about the welfare of workers and labourers during the lunar New Year, thus making assistance more convenient as well as raising the value of workers’ Tet presents compared to previous years.
On March 11th, the central steering committee for flood and storm prevention issued an official dispatch asking the coastal provincial and city steering committee on flood, storm prevention and rescue work to build up measures to deal with this year’s anticipated strong typhoons and hurricanes.