National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân delivers a speech at the forum. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
VIENTIANE — Việt Nam’s National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân and her Lao counterpart Pany Yathotou chaired a symposium on laws and policies on vocational education and employment, as well as co-ordination to address public complaints and denunciations, in Vientiane on Friday.
At the opening ceremony, Chairwoman Ngân said vocational education and job generation in Việt Nam are stipulated in the country’s constitution.
Việt Nam had defined employment as an important part of the country’s socio-economic development. Therefore, after the launch of Đổi mới (renewal), Việt Nam built many programmes, action plans and arranged the budget for this matter, Ngân said.
The country had built an employment strategy for 2011-20, along with a national target programme and a support fund for employment, she added.
Việt Nam had implemented policies on unemployment insurance and assistance, and ensuring job security as well as providing employment support for vulnerable groups in society, said the Vietnamese legislator.
The country focused on improving vocational skills for workers to create high-quality human resources to serve development.
Besides implementing employment and vocational education policies according to law, Việt Nam is stepping up administrative reforms and decentralisation in State management of labour, and ensuring the benefits of employees.
Regarding the settlement of public complaints and denunciations, Chairwoman Ngân said this was an important task in national reform.
Việt Nam creates favourable conditions for people to exercise their right to mastership, and encourages people to engage in the fight against negative phenomena, corruption and wastefulness, according to the NA leader.
In 1998, the Vietnamese NA issued the law on complaints and denunciations for the first time to help promote democracy and strengthen the socialist legal system as well as defend the State’s interests, and legitimate rights and interests of citizens, organisations and agencies, she said.
After many amendments and supplementations, the NA promulgated the law on complaints in 2011 and the law on denunciations in 2018.
The Vietnamese NA Chairwoman said that agencies of the NA and the Government of Việt Nam had been coordinating closely and smoothly in settling citizens’ complaints and denunciations.
The Lao top legislator said the topics discussed at the symposium were significant as the two countries are expanding socio-economic development.
They also related to the activities of the NA and people’s councils in building, revising and supplementing legal articles as well as supervising the law enforcement in addressing social matters, especially employment and vocational employment, she added.
Yathotou emphasised that co-organising workshops was an effective way for the NAs of Laos and Việt Nam to help each other improve their law-making activities.
The Vietnamese and Lao NAs have co-organised eight workshops during the current 14th tenure of the Vietnamese legislature and the 8th tenure of the Lao legislature, four of which were co-chaired by the heads of the two law making bodies. — VNS