Another 220,000 VND (10 USD) will be added to the monthly minimum wage from May 1, according to a new Government decree issued on April 12.

The increase will be applied at all State agencies, people's armed forces, socio-political organisations and State-owned one-member limited companies.

It is the fourth increase of the minimum wage in the last four years: in 2009 it was 650,000 VND(31 USD), in 2010 it was 730,000 VND(34 USD) and from 2011 to May 2012 it will have been 830,000 VND(39 USD).-VNA