A workshop was held on March 19 in Vientiane, Laos to help ease Vietnamese business difficulties in employing labourers while operating in the country.

The event, organised by the Lao Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MoLSW), was attended by Deputy Minister Baykham Khatthinha, Minister Counsellor Tran Manh Cuong, and crowds of representatives of businesses from the two countries.

The workshop was designed to improve the Ministry and relevant bodies’ implementation of the Agreement on Labour Cooperation jointly signed by the two Governments, as well as to create a favourable business climate for Vietnamese enterprises in the country.

Addressing the event, the Lao Deputy Minister spoke highly of working skills and attitude of Vietnamese labourers, affirming that the workers have made significant contributions to local socio-economic development.

The Government of Laos and the Ministry consider Vietnamese labourers in Laos a part of the country’s workforce, she added.

She also called for Vietnamese businesses and labourers to abide by the laws and regulations of the host nation to ensure their own successes and facilitate management.

Representatives from Vietnamese businesses suggested the country expand its labour quota, reduce labour fees, and simplify licensing procedures to encourage Vietnamese labourers to work in the country.-VNA