|Thailand will receive Vietnamese workers on a trial basis in construction and fishing sectors. - Photo VNA|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Thailand will begin receiving Vietnamese workers to work in the fishing and construction sectors from May, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
The MoLISA and the Thai Ministry of Labour have worked together on the implementation of a Memorandum of Understanding on labour co-operation and an agreement on labour recruitment between Việt Nam and Thailand, which were signed between the two countries in 2015.
The deputy head of the MoLISA’s Overseas Labour Management, Tống Hải Nam, who chaired the working session, said the two sides agreed on the procedures and steps to send Vietnamese workers to Thailand, including an estimated fee that workers will have to pay and the lists of businesses and units that are allowed to send Vietnamese workers to Thailand.
There are four state agencies that are licensed to send Vietnamese workers to Thailand -- the MoLISA’s Overseas Labour Centre and the employment service centres under the department of labour, invalids and social affairs of the central provinces of Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh and Quảng Bình.
Besides this, there are five businesses operating that are also permitted to send Vietnamese workers to Thailand -- SONA, TTLC, THINH LONG CORP, HOANG LONG HURESU and VIHATICO. These businesses and state agencies meet the requirements set by the two countries -- they have experience in sending workers abroad in the construction and fishing sectors, and they have Thai partners to co-operate in supplying labourers in these sectors.
Thailand has agreed to provide Việt Nam, at the end of this month, with samples of labour contracts and other essential documents on the education and training activities for Vietnamese workers before they are sent to Thailand, along with lists of Thai agencies that will receive the Vietnamese workers. Under the agreement on labour co-operation between the two countries, Vietnamese workers will work in the construction and fishing sectors. However, based on the results of the agreement, Thailand’s actual demand for workers and Việt Nam’s ability to supply labour, Thailand will then consider receiving Vietnamese workers to work in other sectors. — VNS