Đồng Nai Province organised a seminar on July 17 on training human resources for the upcoming Long Thành Airport. — VNA/VNS Photo
HCM CITY — The Long Thành International Airport needs employees who are not only professional and disciplined but also know foreign languages, executives running training institutions said.
They were speaking at last week seminar on training human resources for the airport project organised by the Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs of Đồng Nai Province, where the airport is coming up.
Attending the event were representatives of the Việt Nam Association of Aviation Science and Technology and a number of vocational schools in Đồng Nai among others.
Huỳnh Văn Tịnh, director of the province Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, unveiled a plan to create jobs and offer vocational training to members of nearly 4,870 households affected by the airport construction.
Each would be provided with tuition fees for certain training courses or VNĐ3 million for basic vocational training courses of less than three months.
After the training, they would be offered preferential loans like poor households are.
The province will also support them financially if they prefer to work overseas.
Authorities found out recently that of 6,500 affected locals aged 15 and above, 700 would like to pursue a career overseas or change their jobs, while the rest prefer to get receiving vocational training, work in co-operatives or continue with what they have been doing.
Most young people currently in school said they desire to work at the airport after they graduate.
Armed with these findings, the province plans to organise vocational training for locals and work with the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam to keep abreast of labour needs, especially with the start and completion of construction of the airport, Tịnh said.
At the seminar, representatives of several training institutes said the airport workers have to be disciplined and understand work ethics, and have some cultural knowledge since they would be the ones interacting with foreign visitors and creating an impression about the country.
Foreign language training, especially English, would be emphasised, they said.
Deputy director of the Việt nam Aviation Science and Technology Institute, Đỗ Hồng Trường, said the airport would need around 14,000 employees in its first phase and 37,000 finally.
The Long Thành International Airport covers a total area of more than 5,580 hectares six communes in Long Thành District in Đồng Nai Province.
The airport’s total investment is VNĐ336.63 trillion ($14.35 billion), with construction divided into three phases.
In the first phase expected to be completed by 2025, a runway and one passenger terminal along with other support works will be built to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo each year.
is expected to handle 100 million passengers and five million tonnes of freight each year.
The first phase is expected to be completed by 2025
Once fully operational, Long Thành Airport will reduce the load on Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City, handling 100 million passengers and five million tonnes of freight each year. — VNS