The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation has funded a project to help Vietnam better develop legal regulations that ensure sustainable employment and gender equality for labourers.

The implementation of the project, which was started in 2012, was reviewed at a conference in Hanoi on January 10, during which participants also discussed how to increase the effectiveness of the project in the time to come.

The project aims to improve strategic national programmes on employment as well as laws on social insurance and other relevant policies, both nationally and internationally.

Beneficiaries of the projects include state management agencies working to build working conditions and social policies, labourers, employers, enterprises and non-governmental organisations.

At the conference, participants emphasised the need to launch a communication campaign to raise the awareness of beneficiaries in issues related to equality.

Opinions delivered at the event will be collected by the Department of External Cooperation under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affair and analysed as soon as possible.-VNA