Social Security seeks int’l mentors

Update: September, 20/2017 - 09:00
The Việt Nam Social Security agency will continue to strengthen ties with organisations in other countries to establish a more modern and efficient social security system. — Photo Việt Nam Social Security
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The Việt Nam Social Security agency said it would continue to strengthen ties with other organisations in countries and territories to establish a more modern and efficient social security system.

Speaking at a meeting held on Tuesday in HCM City, Đào Việt Ánh, the agency’s deputy director, said that co-operation had helped policy-making and implementation that followed international standards and agreements.

Việt Nam Social Security maintains relations with more than 40 international social security organisations and donors, including German International Co-operation, Expertise France, the European Union, the World Bank and the International Labour Organisation.

It is a member of the International Social Security Association and ASEAN Social Security Association, he said.

Nguyễn Tiến Thành, head of Việt Nam Social Security’s International Co-operation Department, said the agency had periodically published bilingual books and booklets to provide information about policies and benefits of health insurance, unemployment, old age, and work injury and occupational diseases.

An English portal was set up under a trial basis last month, Thành said, adding that it is expected to officially operate by the end of the year.

It will provide information to foreign organisations and individuals working in Việt Nam as well as Vietnamese living overseas.

By 2020, Việt Nam Social Security said it would issue electronic integrated social security cards which will replace the existing printed health insurance cards and social insurance books, he said. — VNS