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Minister Dao Ngoc Dung receives and works with World Bank Country Director for Vietnam

18/06/2021

 On June 17th, 2021, at the Ministry Head Office, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung had a cordial meeting and working with Mrs. Carolyn Turk, World Bank (WB) Country Director for Vietnam. Attending the meeting were Leaders from the Ministry’s Office, Department of Social Security, Department of International Cooperation, Department of Social Assistance, Department of Employment, Directorate of Vocational Education and Labour – Social Affairs Information Center.

Minister Dao Ngoc Dung appreciated the WB’s support for Vietnam in general and his ministry in particular, especially in the fields of labour, employment, social welfare, vocational education, and labour market improvement over the past years.

The WB official said that the Vietnamese Government and Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs have effectively carried out social welfare packages amidst complex developments of COVID-19 outbreaks.
She affirmed that in the coming time, the WB will share information and ideas about the social security system, provide technical assistance to the ministry in reforming the pension system, strengthen cooperation with the private sector in building a labour market information system and promote non-cash payments in implementing social protection.
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According to the Minister, the issues that were paid attention to by WB are also the priority of MOLISA. Minister Dao Ngoc Dung told the WB Country Director that Vietnam is working towards inclusive social security in line with the 13th National Party Congress’s Resolution which stresses the need to ensure economic development and social welfare equality at the same time.
In the coming time, the ministry sets the task of making sustainable development policies so that everyone has the opportunity to participate in and enjoy socio-economic achievements, and reduce the gap between the rich and the poor, especially in ethnic minority areas.
It will also issue social welfare policies to support workers, especially those in industrial zones and labourers in the informal sectors in the time to come.
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In the forthcoming time, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung proposed the World Bank continue to help Vietnam in addressing core issues in social welfare, poverty reduction, and in narrowing the gap between regions.
Regarding a digital transformation project, the Minister asked the WB for technical support to carry out digital transformation in vocational education, job change, non-cash payments, and to build the national database on social security until 2030.
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