Foreign markets such as Japan, Germany, and Taiwan (China) have moved to welcome Vietnamese workers yet again, according to the foreign labour management department at the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
From late August to early September, the department will issue permits to over 200 trainee nurses to work and study in Japan under the two countries’ Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). They were scheduled to head to Japan last May, but their departure was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the German Embassy in Vietnam was recently allowed to grant visas to Vietnamese citizens taking up apprenticeships in the European country. The German side earlier granted visas to Vietnamese trainee nurses.
Taiwan (China) has already welcomed a number of Vietnamese workers who were granted visas prior to the pandemic.
The ministry requested that employers provide full information to workers on incentives and exchanges with foreign partners to ensure their legal entry and safety.
Vietnam aims to send 130,000 workers abroad this year but has sent only 33,500 to date due to the coronavirus. VNA
Nguyen Canh Viet, 29, from Ha Tinh province, still cannot leave fir Japan to work despite the scheduled departure in early May.
Member of the National Assembly’s Committee for Legal Affairs Pham Van Hoa talks about the added regulation that allows public non-business units run by provincial and municipal People’s Committees to send workers abroad.