The 15th annual National Week on Labour Safety, Hygiene and Fire Prevention was launched in northern Bac Giang province on March 17. National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended the event.

Addressing the event, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen reviewed last year’s labour hygiene and safety nationwide. During the period, over 1,400 investigations and 1,366 inter-sectoral inspections on the field were conducted across the country.

According to the minister, some cities and provinces have yet to hold any inter-sectoral inspections, like Vinh Long and Vinh Phuc.

After the launch ceremony, the Bac Giang provincial Fire Prevention Department held an exercise to raise public awareness of fire safety in the workplace.

With the theme “Promoting labour safety culture and measures to prevent industrial accidents, occupational diseases and fires at work”, this year’s event will run until March 23.-VNA