Hanoi is striving to generate jobs for all people with disabilities at the working age in the city by 2020, planning a yearly investment of 2-3 billion VND (41,000 USD) in vocational training for them.

In the other moves, the city will make it easier for the disabled to access loans from banks and other funds to run their own business and help 70 percent of them gain access to information technology and communications.

According to the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee, the city will also focus on improving the working conditions for disabled people and organising monthly job placement events for them.
In the meantime, it is working on support mechanisms for businesses that employ up to 10 disabled people or workshops with 30 percent of its employment being people with disabilities.

According to official statistics, people living with disabilities make up 15.3 percent of Vietnam’s 90-million population.

Insufficient education and training have hindered the disadvantaged people from landing stable jobs and regular incomes. Up to 80 percent of the disabled depend on their families, relatives and social allowances to survive.-VNA