At the workshop (Photo VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) and the German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation (DGRV) held a workshop in Hanoi on December 4 to share experience in development cooperation, with a view to establishing a cooperative audit centre in Vietnam.

Chairman of the VCA Nguyen Ngoc Bao highlighted the long-standing relations between the two sides. 

Through the DGRV, some German organisations have supported Vietnamese cooperatives, he said.

The DGRV has also provided technical assistance for the VCA over the years to build a project on the establishment of the centre, he added.

The two sides have organised conferences and training workshops to increase awareness of cooperative auditing, as cooperatives need a specific audit system, he said.

He hoped the DGRV will help the VCA soon complete the project for submission to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in mid-December 2018.

At the workshop, German experts shared experience in human resources training and introduced successful German cooperative models.

They also pinpointed difficulties in the development of cooperatives in Vietnam.

Helmut Pabst, DGRV Project Director in Vietnam, highlighted improving the education and vocational training systems as a factor that would help ensure the successful operation of cooperatives.-VNA