The central province of Thua Thien Hue plans to almost double the number of trained workers employed in the tourism sector to 22,000 by 2020, meeting demand created by its economic trends.

The province now has more than 10,000 people working for the sector, Ngo Hoa, Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said at a workshop on tourism development and job generation for rural young people in Hue on January 21.

The workshop, part of a cooperation programme between the province and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), was to gather consultation from relevant agencies on ambitious plans to embrace tourism development by offering training and job advice to rural young people.

At the event, participants discussed training priorities and considered suitable work placements for rural youngsters. These efforts are expected to improve service quality and diversify tourism products on offer in Thua Thien-Hue.

ILO representatives advised on relevant occupational skills and job programmes for young people in rural areas while discussing how they can access projects carried out in the province.-VNA