Forty labourers from four Vietnamese provinces will be sent to Japan for refresher courses and technical training.

Under a cooperation programme between the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the International Manpower Development Organisation of Japan, each of the localities, including Ha Giang, Ninh thuan, Tuyen Quang and Binh Thuan, will make a list of 20 candidates to be selected for the programme.

MoLISA has asked the northern border province of Ha Giang and the central coastal province of Ninh thuan to especially target poor districts in line with a decision by the Prime Minister on April 29, 2009, on helping poor districts promote labour exports, contributing to poverty reduction and sustainable development during the 2009-2020 period.

Eligible candidates must meet requirements on health, language skills and discipline./.