Office managing Vietnamese labourers in RoK has new address hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Nguyen Vu Tung (left) poses for a photo with head of the EPS office of Vietnam Pham Minh Duc on the occasion. (Photo: VNA)
Seoul (VNA) – The Ministry of Labours, Invalids, and Social Affairs’ Center of Overseas Labour on November 1 inaugurated the new headquarters in Seoul of its office managing Vietnamese labourers under the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Employment Permit System (EPS) programme.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Pham Minh Duc, head of the office, said under the EPS, Vietnam has sent 110,000 workers to the RoK in the past 16 years.

The office was established in 2013. In collaboration with Vietnam’s labour management board in the RoK, it has met with and provided direct consultations for thousands of labourers on weekends. The office has also offered between 100 and 150 consultations over phone per week.

According to Duc, these activities have made an important contribution to supporting Vietnamese workers,thus reducing the rate of illegal labourers in the RoK from 40 percent in 2013 to less than 26 percent in 2020.

The new headquarters is placed in Jung-Gu district./.