HCM City leader hails ILO support in labour affairs hinh anh 1Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc hosts a reception for International Labour Organisation (ILO) country director Ingrid Christensen on June 6. (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc highly appreciated the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s support for the southern city in labour affairs during a meeting with newly-appointed country director Ingrid Christensen on June 6.

Christensen was in the city for the 4th Vietnam Economic Forum held a day prior.

HCM City acknowledges the significance of ILO-funded projects which aim to facilitate Vietnamese companies to do business internationally and protect legitimate rights and interests of workers, Duc told Christensen.

He emphasised the city will coordinate more closely with the ILO in addressing existing issues hampering the progress of the labour projects. It pays special attention to the project on Technical Support for Enhancing the National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Vietnam as it is striving to build the best environment for the development of children, he said.

HCM City has been focusing on ensuring social welfare for and protecting rights of migrant workers since the COVID-19 pandemic was kept at bay, he said, adding that thanks to such efforts, more than 98 percent of enterprises in the city have been able to resume operation so far.

The city will continue fulfilling its commitments in terms of working environment and social welfare for workers.

ILO Country Director Christensen, for her part, appreciated the city’s cooperation, saying ILO will coordinate further with the city to protect workers’ rights and provide them with the best working environment./.