Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (RoK) Tran Trong Toan has visited and presented gifts to Vietnamese labourers at a support centre for overseas workers in RoK’s Gyeongy province on the occasion of the Lunar New Year 2011.

The ambassador encouraged the workers to work hard, study more and practise an industrialised working style so that they will be able to get stable jobs after returning home.

Since August, 2010 the RoK government has implemented a vocational training programme to support overseas workers whose contracts are going to terminate to enable them to obtain suitable jobs when they return to their home countries.

The training courses, focusing on car driving, hairdressing and Korean language, attracted a large number of Vietnamese workers.

With 50,000 guest workers currently in the RoK, Vietnam tops the list of 15 countries sending labourers to RoK. In 2010, Vietnam sent 8,200 workers to RoK./.