At a vocational school (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) -
Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc
Dung proposed the World Bank continue to help Vietnam in addressing core issues
in social welfare, poverty reduction, and in narrowing the gap between regions
at his meeting with WB Country Director for Vietnam Carolyn Turk on June 17.
Dung appreciated the WB’s support for Vietnam in general and
his ministry in particular, especially in the fields of labour, employment, social
welfare, vocational education, and labour market improvement over the past
The WB official said that the Vietnamese Government and Ministry of
Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs have effectively carried out social welfare
packages amidst complex developments of COVID-19 outbreaks.
She affirmed that in the coming time, the WB will share
information and ideas about the social security system, provide technical assistance to
the ministry in reforming the pension system, strengthen cooperation with the private sector in
building a labour market information system and promote non-cash
payments in implementing social protection.
At the meeting (Photo: VNA)
Dung told the WB Country Director that Vietnam is working towards inclusive social security in line with the 13th National Party Congress’s Resolution
which stresses the need to ensure economic development and social welfare equality at the same time.
In the coming time, the ministry sets the task of making
sustainable development policies so that everyone has the opportunity to
participate in and enjoy socio-economic achievements, and reduce the gap
between the rich and the poor, especially in ethnic minority areas.
It will also issue social welfare policies to support
workers, especially those in industrial zones and labourers in the informal sectors in the time to
Regarding a digital transformation project, the minister
asked the WB for technical support to carry out digital transformation in vocational
education, job change, non-cash payments, and to build the
national database on social security until 2030./.