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Thanh Hoa (VNA) - The central province of Thanh Hoa aims to send 10,000 labourers to work abroad in 2019 and following years, according to the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

To realise the goal, the department has devised specific and practical measures, focusing on coordinating with the local authorities to disseminate policies of the Party, State and province on labour export, as well as disclose information related to rights and benefits of workers before going abroad for working.

The sector has also worked with the local authorities to effectively implement policies on labour export support policies to encourage labourers, cs and enterprises to join the work.

Attention has been paid to inspecting labour export activities in the locality, towards preventing legal violations in the field, while favourable conditions have been provided for capable and prestigious labour exporters to open branches and representative offices in several localities.

Commercial and social policy banks have gave preferential loans to those in need, especially workers from disadvantaged and policy beneficiary families.

Hoang Ngoc Trung from the department said in 2018, Thanh Hoa sent 10,020 labourers to work in foreign countries under contracts, equal to 100.2 percent of the set plan, lifting the number of local employees working abroad to 30,000.

Labour export has importantly contributed to implementing the target programme on sustainable employment and poverty reduction.

At present, Taiwan (China) and Japan are the key markets for Thanh Hoa’s workers.-VNA