The Republic of Korea will temporarily waive the visa application fee for Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. The Ministry of Justice in the Republic of Korea (RoK) has decided to temporarily waive fees for short-term visas for citizens of all ASEAN member states, including Vietnam, in a bid to boost visitor numbers from the regional community and entice people to make business trips. Accordingly, the appraisal-fee waiver has been applied to people travelling on short-term visas from 10 ASEAN countries, including Vietnam, for three months, from October 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019. The 10 ASEAN members include Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Brunei. The exemption will only be valid for travelers with a duration of stay of less than 90 days on a C-3 short-term visa, which is suitable for people travelling to the RoK for activities such as visiting relatives, business trips, medical … [Read more...] about South Korea waives visa application fee for Vietnamese visitors
Students at a lecture hall in Incheon University. — VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Hùng INCHEON — Police in the Republic of Korea (RoK) said they are searching for 164 Vietnamese students enrolled on a Korean language course at Incheon University after they were reported to have missed 15 days of class. The Vietnamese students are thought to have found jobs after studying for a short time, according to police. The university reported the case to police on Tuesday in accordance with the law on student management. The missing students are among about 1,900 Vietnamese students taking a one-year language training course which started four months ago at Incheon University. The RoK’s immigration department has been informed about the case. The RoK’s ministries of justice and education have sent officials to Incheon University to investigate the school’s activities to attract and manage foreign students. They plan to hold a discussion with … [Read more...] about Vietnamese students unaccounted for in RoK
Doan Mau Diep, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks to the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about how Vietnam will revise the retirement age for workers or State employees. Retirement age increase necessary for Vietnam: ILO specialist Retirement age adjustment needs to be flexible: expert Doan Mau Diep. — Photo tienphong.vn How do you respond to a proposal that Vietnam would raise the retirement age for its workers while many people in the working age still can’t find jobs? It is a real fact that in any labour market, job positions are always bigger than the actual number of working people. Yet, in all countries, many people are still unemployed. Japan is a good example. According to a national survey, there is only one candidate for four working positions while the unemployment rate in Japan currently stands at 2.4 per cent. In the real labour market, the mismatch between supply and demand happens in all countries, and … [Read more...] about Why we have to increase the retirement age?
Bui Sy Loi, vice chairman of National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs talks to Hải Quan (Customs) newspaper about a proposal to increase retirement age in the draft amended Labour Law. Retirement age may go up due to trade deals Retirement age discussion set for tomorrow Vice chairman of National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs Bui Sy Loi. — Photo news.zing.vn The draft revised Labour Code has proposed increasing retirement age to 62 for men and 60 for women from 2021. What are the foundations of this proposal? According to the 2012 Labour Code and Law on Social Insurance, the retirement age for men is 55 and for women is 50. The age is reduced by five to 10 years for jobs prone to high risks and toxic elements. In fact, the average retirement age for both men and women is only 54 because the retirement age set in the law is not always followed. The number of people in the workforce is on the decline. In the context of an aging … [Read more...] about Retirement age adjustment needs to be flexible: expert
The Vietnamese animal feed market is considered very promising with the value of $6 billion a year. However, feed producers have faced difficulties because of African Swine Fever (ASF). Big investments The Vietnamese animal feed market is considered very promising with the value of $6 billion a year. However, feed producers have faced difficulties because of African Swine Fever (ASF). Not only CP, other enterprises, both Vietnamese and foreign, have poured tens of billions of dollars into plans to expand their production. Difficulties Luong Bang Vietnam's livestock exports expected to fetch US$1.2 billion this year The livestock and related sectors’ exports were worth US$855.4 million in the first nine months of the year and is expected to reach $1.2 billion for the year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. … [Read more...] about African Swine Fever challenges Vietnam’s animal feed producers