Vietnam, RoK enhance cooperation in labour hygiene, safety hinh anh 1Vietnamese employees work in the RoK (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the Korea Industrial Safety Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in industrial safety and hygiene in Hanoi on May 5.

The signing of the MoU marks an important milestone in bilateral collaboration to promote safety culture at workplace via preventing occupational accidents and diseases.

The Republic of Korea (RoK) will support Vietnam to build policies and projects to increase capacity and implement effectively the Law on Occupational Safety and Health.

Since 2003, the MoLISA has been carrying out coordination activities under a technical cooperation agreement on labour hygiene and safety with the RoK’s Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) and reaped significant outcomes.

The RoK government is supporting the MoLISA to implement a project enhancing development capacity of the occupational hygiene and safety training centre in Vietnam.

The project was conducted by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) with the engagement of the KOSHA for the 2013-2016 period and with a total budget of 3.4 million USD.

Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep said coping with labour hygiene and safety challenges is crucial in the social welfare policies in order to build a safe community.

Vietnam is pushing ahead with the refinement of the legal system and infrastructure, especially reforming administrative procedures, providing social insurance, granting licenses for migrant workers, and ensuring labour sanitation and safety, to meet criteria on business environment equally to other countries in ASEAN and attract foreign investors, he added.

The ministry vowed to provide maximum assistance for Korean enterprises with labour resources and vocational training, particularly those operating in the spheres of electronic and hi-tech industries, he said.

He hoped the two nations will implement effectively the reached agreements to ensure labour safety and discuss new cooperation orientations in the future.-VNA