Vietnam sent 8,026 guest workers overseas in July, raising the total number of Vietnamese guest workers in the first seven months of this year to 54,352, said the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs.

According to the ministry’s Overseas Labour Management Department, in the first seven months, Taiwan ( China ) received the largest number of Vietnamese workers with some 20,000. It was followed by the Republic of Korea , Malaysia and Japan with over 13,500, 5,886 and 3,527 people, respectively.

This year the country set a target of sending 87,000 workers abroad./.