HANOI (Bernama) – The Vietnamese government will implement a US-financed project to prevent and minimise child labour in the country, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
The project is sponsored by the United States Department of Labour through the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
It will be implemented over 60 months in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong delta’s An Giang province and other localities by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The project looks to provide technical assistance for revision of laws and policies related to child labour in line with international commitments Vietnam has made or will undertake.
The capacity of Vietnamese agencies and relevant organisations involved in child labour issues will be enhanced.
The Labour Ministry plans to conduct awareness campaigns and intervention models to help children avoid the risks of falling victim to child labour will be developed.
The project is implemented at a cost of US$9.2 million with US$8 million in the form of non-refundable official development assistance from the US Department of Labour.