The pilot Migrant Resource Centre (MRC), supported by International Organisation for Migration, has become a reliable provider of useful information on overseas labour markets and helped improve legal and safe migration for Vietnamese labourers.

The comment was heard at a symposium jointly held by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the organisation in Hanoi on June 24.

Since its inception in 2011, the centre has helped raise local workers’ awareness of issues related to migrant labour, through sharing information on overseas employment opportunities and telling them about organisations that can handle their problems emerging the life abroad.

These help reduce the risks migrant workers can face during working overseas as well as maximise benefits form their employment, participants said.

The MRC also provides documents on how to make a labour migration successful. It has to date built 15 manuals on a number of foreign labour markets, including Japan , the Republic of Korea , Malaysia and Thailand.

Many suggested the centre expand its operation and increase support for labourers from mountainous and remote areas, enabling them to access official information on the field of their concern.-VNA