Businesswomen in a meeting with former Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan. (Source: vccinews.com)

Hanoi (VNA) – Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, President of Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU), called on female labourers to prepare their skills and knowledge for international integration as well as to take advantage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

She said this at an international conference entitled “Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – Opportunities and Challenges to businesswomen and female entrepreneurs and labourers,” organised by the VWU in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Ha said in the past few years, the VWU has organised many activities to assist women’s businesses through influencing policy, offering training in entrepreneurship and business administration, how to approach financial and credit resources, developing a network of businesswomen, and vocational training for female labourers.

Regarding how women can benefit from the TPP, Ha said that the TPP would create more opportunities for women as well as a better working environment, but advised that businesswomen need to be proactive in developing unique products to maintain a competitive edge.-VNA