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President calls for enhancement of labour skills

by NDO/VNA04 October 2021 Last updated at 08:00 AM

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: NDO/Tran Hai)
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: NDO/Tran Hai)

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 3 sent out a letter calling for the enhancement of labour skills to help the country develop prosperously.

In the letter on the occasion of Vietnam Labour Skills Day (October 4), the President wrote that the workforce with high qualifications, skills and efficiency is an invaluable resource and a decisive factor for the development of each nation.

On the first days of national independence, President Ho Chi Minh reminded that Vietnamese people should have knowledge so that they can participate in the process of national construction and cadres must work methodically in addition to working hard.

Nowadays, the trend of strong globalisation and international integration and impacts of the fourth Industrial Revolution are requiring an urgency for the enhancement of labour skills, he wrote, adding that therefore, WorldSkills International had recommended nations to focus on developing skills for labourers via different forms.

The Vietnamese Party and State have always paid attention to and actively issued many policies to develop labour skills. In fact, the skilled workforce, especially highly-skilled labourers, have made great contributions to the country’s socio-economic development.

On behalf of Party and State leaders, President Phuc recommended and acknowledged the great contributions of labourers, agencies, organisations, and the business community to the cause of national development.

On the occasion of the Vietnam Labour Skills Day, the President called on employees nationwide to continuously study and improve professional skills, innovate themselves to enhance productivity and labour efficiency, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

He proposed the National Assembly, Government and the labour, invalids and social affairs sector as well as relevant ministries, localities, agencies, organisations prioritise resources, mechanisms and policies, and take drastic actions to step up skilled human resource development and universalise occupations for young people.

The State leader expressed his hope that the business community and employers will actively participate in providing training to enhance professional skills for employees, particularly those affected by the pandemic.

President Phuc firmly believed that Vietnamese labourers always uphold their qualifications and competence to rise up in study, labour and production, thus helping the country to push back the COVID-19 pandemic and promote sustainable development and prosperity in the coming time.

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