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EN VietNamNet - The Cai Rang Floating Market, a national intangible cultural heritage site, is on the 185-kilometre Hau River, a tributary of the Mekong River.

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person Orange Themes access_time Oct 19,2016

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Vietnam to send workers to Thailand from September under new agreement

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Vietnam to send workers to Thailand from September under new agreement
Migrant workers in Thailand. Photo credit: Reuters

Vietnam can send workers for construction and fishing jobs in Thailand from September this year, heard a conference held in Bangkok on Monday. Officials from the Thai Ministry of Labor said at the meeting that Vietnam can start sending the workers after Thai agencies discuss in detail next month labor demand, benefits for workers, labor export fee and working regulations. Vietnamese workers would receive the same protection as locals, they said at the meeting, co-organized by the Thailand's Department of Employment and the International Organization for Migration Vietnamese labor officials have also demanded that their workers should get the same payment as locals of around US$500 a month in remote areas, $1,000 in developed areas, and more in big cities. The labor pact, expected to be effective until the end of 2020, has been discussed since early last year, when figures from Thailand showed that 50,000 to 100,000 Vietnamese, most of them from the impoverished central region, were already working in Thailand illegally.
Vietnam to send workers to Thailand from September under new agreement
Head of Thailand’s Department of Employment Arug Phrommanee talks with reporters on the sideline of a meeting in Bangkok on June 27, 2016. Photo: Lam Yen/Thanh Nien. They paid agents to help them enter the country as tourists but then get jobs, mostly in construction, fishing and households. The Thai government encouraged illegal workers to register with the authorities to get a one-year work permit. With the signing of the agreement, Thailand is expected to be tougher with illegal workers.

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From Brexit to Trump, Europe reels from year of crisis

Brussels (AFP) - The European Union's founders believed its unity would be forged in crisis, but after Brexit and the election of Donald Trump the bloc and the geopolitical order that underpin it look shakier than ever.On Sunday foreign ministers from the 28 EU countries will hold talks in Brussels on the impact of a president who has previously questioned the decades-old transatlantic pact to defend the continent.With populists on the rise, Russia an increasingly menacing presence to the east,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 28/2

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Electoral College members request intelligence briefing

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