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Measures to develop human resources in Vietnam were discussed at a conference, held by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in Hanoi on September 29.

Speaking at the conference, CIEM Deputy Director Nguyen Thi Tue Anh highlighted that Vietnam has to improve its human resources for prioritised sectors, saying sustainable economy is premised on human resources development.

Meanwhile, Toma Massaski from the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam underscored that Vietnamese Government and relevant ministries and agencies need to pay attention to the human resources education quality while identifying fields that require advanced qualifications and technology.

He stressed that high-quality manpower has a crucial role in increasing productivity and contributing to the nation’s industrialisation, adding that it is necessary to find key sectors where workers and employers are harmonised.

Regarding solutions to human resources development, Dr. Nguyen Van Thanh from the Hanoi University of Industry recommended the Government supplement and complete regulations to encourage collaboration between universities and enterprises as well as ask enterprises to join vocational training through tax and land use policies.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, graduate and post graduate unemployment jumped from 162,000 to 178,000 people during the first three months of this year.

The highest unemployment rate was seen among those with college degrees (7.2 percent), followed by vocational graduates (6.9 percent) and labourers without certificates (1.97 percent). The country’s average unemployment rate stood at 2.43 percent.-VNA