She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?
Speaking at a conference on human resources late last year, he said that they also should train additional 6,000 captains and first officers. Marine engineers would also be needed to ensure development of the country’s maritime economy, he added. Statistics from the Vietnam Maritime Administration show that the number of naval personnel had fallen from more than 45,000 in 2014 to 39,000 last May, with the sailor numbers falling especially sharply. The number of shipping workers in Vietnam fell from more than 45,000 in 2014 to 39,000 last year. Source: vietnamnews.vn According to Vu Khac Cuong of the administration, many people moved to shore-based jobs. Besides, high school students do not want to apply for shipping-related university courses, he said. Ca said nearly 90 percent of graduates from such courses do not work in the shipping industry. Vo Hong Khanh, Director of Tan Dai Duong Shipping Joint Stock Company, said vessel owners do not pay social … [Read more...] about Maritime industry lacks human resources
At the event, Senior Colonel Ho Anh Tuan, Political Commissar of the provincial Military Command, hoped that the team will continue to raise their sense of responsibility and strict observance of military discipline, promote the tradition of Uncle Ho's soldiers, and be determined to successfully complete all tasks assigned by the Party, the State and the unit. Senior Colonel Ho Anh Tuan (C) hands over a gift to the team. The team should closely coordinate with local authorities and people to perform their duties, he added. Colonel Nguyen Cong Khoa, head of the team, affirmed that the is meaningful, demonstrating the Vietnamese tradition of “When drinking water, remember its source.” The team will make great efforts, overcome all difficulties, and strive to fulfill the task, he promised. Translated by Lam Anh … [Read more...] about Team departs to search Vietnamese soldiers’ remains in Laos, Cambodia
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and President of the East Asian Community Institute of Japan Hatoyama Yukio (Photo: VNA) At a reception for the Japanese guest in Hanoi on November 12, PM Phuc extolled the growing Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership across multiple fields, particularly economic, trade and investment cooperation. He thanked Hatoyama for his contributions to boosting Vietnam-Japan ties, saying that the former Japanese PM paid great attention to developing the relationship between the two nations in a wide range of fields. Hatoyama attended many forums and workshops on Vietnam’s technology development, launched numerous charity programmes presenting wheelchairs to people with disabilities in the Southeast Asian nation. The Vietnamese cabinet leader expressed his appreciation for Hatoyama Yukio's continued interest and ideas to step up cooperation in a multitude of fields such as human resource training and infrastructure development, in which the two … [Read more...] about Contributions to Vietnam-Japan ties by East Asian Community Institute President praised
President Tran Dai Quang (R) and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during the latter's State visit to Vietnam in September 2017 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Delegation exchanges at the highest level between Vietnam and Egypt will create a solid foundation for bilateral cooperation to develop, said Vietnamese Ambassador to the African nation Do Hoang Long. He made the remark in an interview with Vietnam News Agency ahead of a trip to Egypt from August 25 to 29 by President Tran Dai Quang. This will be the first State visit by a Vietnamese head of State to Egypt since the countries set up diplomatic ties in 1963. Ambassador Long underlined the importance of this tour as it is not only a reciprocal visit after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi came to Vietnam in September 2017 but will also reiterate the commitments both sides made last year and strengthen bilateral connections in all aspects such as politics, economy, trade, investment, culture and … [Read more...] about High level visits to shape basis for stronger Vietnam-Egypt ties