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HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs will send students of local universities, colleges and vocational schools to the Japanese city of Yokohama for training in nursing skills.

This is part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in HCM City on July 25 between the municipal Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs and the Health and Social Welfare Bureau of Yokohama.

Under the terms of the MoU, the Health and Social Welfare Bureau of Yokohama will help the selected Vietnamese students with training in nursing skills and working in the city.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Director of the Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Le Minh Tan said HCM City has in recent years sent many students and apprentices to Japan for further training in different sectors, including nursing.

HCM City currently has 517 vocational schools, including 29 establishments that train nurses, thus ensuring the sufficient supply of skilled trainees for Yokohama, he added.

Both Hiroaki Tanaka, Director of the Health and Social Welfare Bureau, and Ken Akaoka, Director of the International Affairs Bureau of Yokohama, said the signing of the MoU on cooperation in training nurses will open up a new partnership direction between the two cities.

Having spoke highly of the industriousness and creativeness of Vietnamese labourers, the officials hoped that, while studying in Yokohama, Vietnamese students and apprentices will help enhance mutual understanding, solidarity and friendship between the two cities’ people.-VNA