The German Development Ministry (BMZ) is supporting over two million workers in textile factories in seven nations, including Vietnam, as part of its Emergency COVID-19 Support Program. 

The project is being implemented in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Ethiopia and Madagascar. 

The German Government will provide EUR14.5 million to help two million people. For example, young mothers and workers particularly at risk of falling into poverty will receive one-off support payments. The project also aims to build up testing capacities in order to protect workers' health.

With these measures, the sponsor is expected to preserve hundreds of thousands of jobs and reduce the negative impacts of COVID-19 pandemic to workers in the textile industry./.