The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs said the quality of Vietnamese workers has been improved over recent years, meeting the requirements of regional labour markets.

Malaysia is one of four major markets for Vietnamese workers. Its demand for foreign labourers, both common and skilled ones, is still on the rise.

However, for Vietnam, much remains to be done to send more workers to the market.

Inferior quality of Vietnam labour is partly due to inadequate vocational training. Besides, employment information system in Vietnam is still ineffective, which makes it hard to assess labour supply and demand in the country.

Therefore, in order to improve its labour competitiveness in the region, experts say Vietnam needs to reform vocational training and enhance international cooperation regarding labour issues.-VNA