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The Prime Minister has approved nearly 74 billion VND, or about 3.29 million USD, in financial support for the Vietnam Rubber Group which has employed many ethnic minority workers from underprivileged, mountainous areas in 2014.

The approval was granted in accordance with Decision No.42/2012/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister dated October 8, 2012 on support for employers of ethnic minority people from disadvantaged or mountainous areas.

Accordingly, the employers of ethnic minority workers will receive 100 percent funding for spendings on the workers’ social, health and unemployment insurance premiums, short-term vocational training and 20 percent of the wage payment.-VNA