The Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan co-organised a seminar on Vietnam-Japan cooperation in human resources training in Tokyo on September 14.

The event was part of the “Vietnam-Japan Meeting 2012”, which marks Vietnam’s National Day and the establishment of the two countries’ bilateral diplomatic ties.

In his opening remark, Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung spoke highly of the potential for bilateral cooperation in training human resources in Vietnam, which, he said, actively contributes to the country’s industrialisation and modernisation.

He emphasised the urgent need for well-trained human resources, especially now that more Japanese businesses are boosting their investment in Vietnam.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Ngoc Phi affirmed that Vietnam attaches importance to human resources cooperation with Japan, adding that a project to develop Vietnam’s universities and vocational training schools using Japan’s ODA has shown the efficiency of that cooperation.

Japan, which boasts its competitive edge in human resources training, is actively boosting international cooperation in this field, said Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Social Welfare Seno Yoshihiro.

He highly valued the results of a Vietnam-Japan vocational training cooperation project which has been implemented at the Hanoi University of Industry since January 2010. The project has so far provided 350 skilled workers.

According to the MoLISA, Vietnam has built its vocational training development strategy for the 2011-2020 period, which sets a target of providing vocational training for 23.5 million people by 2015, accounting for 40 percent of the country’s population. The figures will be 34.4 million and 55 percent by 2020, respectively.-VNA