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Binh Duong (VNA) – The Binh Duong southern industrial hub has devised a working plan to implement its programme on preventing and minimising child labour for the 2017-2020 period.

The ultimate goal of the programme is to discover and take timely measures to intervene and assist vulnerable children and illegal child labourers in accessing opportunities for development.

The programme works towards the specific goal of enhancing awareness of administrations at all levels, relevant sectors and organisations, employers, community, parents and children about policies and laws relating to child labour.

Binh Duong aims to provide training to all communal-level officials in charge of child care and protection work, and strengthen the inter-sectoral working groups in this field.

The province will work to provide 65 percent of households with working children with knowledge and occupational skills to get stable livelihood and ensure 65 percent of employers who use child labourers will receive training in child labour laws.

According to the provincial People’s Committee, Binh Duong currently has more than 425,000 children, of whom 7,000 children are from severely disadvantaged backgrounds and more than 3,600 children are at risk of falling into similar conditions.-VNA