|Coffee is processed by workers of a factory invested in by Viet Nam's Thai Hoa Group in Laos. — VNA/VNS Photo Tran Viet
HA NOI (VNS) — A workshop was held on Thursday in Vientiane, Laos to help ease Vietnamese businesses' difficulties in employing labourers while operating in the country.
The event, organised by the Lao Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MoLSW), was attended by Deputy Minister Baykham Khatthinha, Minister Counsellor Tran Manh Cuong, and various representatives of businesses from the two countries.
The workshop was designed to improve the Ministry's and relevant bodies' implementation of the Agreement on Labour Cooperation jointly signed by the two Governments, as well as create a favourable business climate for Vietnamese enterprises in the country.
Addressing the event, the Lao Deputy Minister spoke highly of the working skills and attitude of Vietnamese labourers, affirming that the workers had made significant contributions to local socio-economic development.
The Government of Laos and the Ministry considered Vietnamese labourers in Laos a part of the country's workforce, she added.
She also called upon Vietnamese businesses and labourers to abide by the laws and regulations of the host nation to ensure their own success and facilitate management.
Representatives from Vietnamese businesses suggested the country expand its labour quota, reduce labour fees, and simplify licensing procedures to encourage Vietnamese labourers to work in the country. — vns