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?
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Three Vietnamese behind this organization have been prosecuted for performing unauthorized migration services and acting as unauthorized intermediaries for migration services, said the Investigation Agency under Nghe An’s Police Department. Speaking to SGGP’s reporters, victim Tran Khanh Nhung said she paid a total of US$22,439 to the two heads of this illegal agency, named Thanh and Anh, for what she had thought would be a legal visa to Australia. “I got stuck at their appointed countries of transit for months but could not get on any flight to Australia”, Nhung recounted. Her attempts to ask for the money back from Thanh and Anh were to no avail. Vu Thi Binh, another victim from Nghe An said her family had to give the agency US$36,200 to have Australian visa procedures done, but still could not get her 18-year-old son to the land Down Under. Instead, the boy was kept at Malaysia in unacceptable conditions for almost a year while “waiting for a flight to … [Read more...] about More than 400 scammed by fraudulent Australia migration ring
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
Vietnam is the biggest exporter of cashew nuts in the world. (Illustrative image. Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Industry and Trade will send a delegation to Egypt to study investment in logistics and promote trade in the second biggest economy in Africa from December 1-6. Egypt is the largest economy in North Africa and the second in Africa, while Vietnam is the biggest exporter of black pepper and cashew nut in the world. The Southeast Asian country also ranks second globally in exporting rice and coffee. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Egypt has been Vietnam’s second biggest export market in Africa, after South Africa, in recent years. The ministry plans to organise a workshop on logistics investment and trade promotion in Egypt’s Alexandria city, and hold working sessions with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Cairo as well as some major Egyptian businesses and associations. This will be a great opportunity for … [Read more...] about Vietnam to study logistics investment in Egypt
Tran Quoc Vuong, Politburo member and standing member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat (R), and Emilia Moiane, member of the Central Committee of the ruling Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) and Director of the Mozambique Information Office (Gabinfo) (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam attaches importance to developing relations with Mozambique, which is an important partner of Vietnam in southern Africa, said Tran Quoc Vuong, Politburo member and standing member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat on November 12. He made the affirmation during a reception in Hanoi for Emilia Moiane, member of the Central Committee of the ruling Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) and Director of the Mozambique Information Office (Gabinfo), who is in Vietnam for a working visit. Vuong congratulated Frelimo for its success in the general election in Mozambique in October this year, and expressed his belief that under the leadership of the party, the … [Read more...] about Party official affirms Mozambique’s importance to Vietnam