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Vinh Phuc (VNA) – The northern province of Vinh Phuc has paid great attention to job creation for rural labourers through policies to support vocation training and attract investment.  

According to reports of relevant agencies in the province, Vinh Phuc created more than 18,700 jobs in the first nine months of this year, achieving 78 percent of the yearly plan. The province sent 1,459 workers abroad to work under contracts in Japan, Taiwan and the Republic of Korea.

Last year, the figures were 25,000 and more than 2,000, respectively.

The results were attributable to the strong development of production and service in the province.

At present, the province is housing 344 foreign-invested projects with combined capital of 4.65 billion USD, which employ a total of 87,000 local workers. Just five years ago, only 90 FDI enterprises operated in Vinh Phuc, employing 37,790 labourers.

Besides industrial parks, Vinh Phuc also has 25 craft villages, providing stable jobs and incomes for around 45,000 local labourers.

The province has adopted several measures to facilitate the development of craft villages, such as providing support in the form of vocational training, or preferential loans to production households to buy machinery and equipment.

The provincial administration is assisting investors in accelerating the construction of infrastructure in industrial parks, industrial clusters and craft villages, while pushing ahead with administrative reform to improve the business and investment environment, and enhance the province’s competitive capacity.

Vinh Phuc is also intensifying investment promotion work, giving priority to attracting investment in hi-tech and environmentally-friendly projects./.