The Hanoitimes - The dialogue is meant to reiterate the government and employers’ appreciation to technological engineers, along with efforts to improve the qualifications of human resources, especially skilled manpower, to meet development requirements.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a dialogue with nearly 1,000 workers of hi-tech industries in Ho Chi Minh City on May 5 in the aftermath of the 133th International Workers’ Day celebration, in a bid to listen to their thoughts, the government's portal reported.
This is the fourth time Prime Minister Phuc has met with workers to learn about concerns and aspirations of skilled laborers, as well as encourage their contributions to the development of businesses, localities and the country.
PM talks to nearly 1,000 workers from the hi-tech industries in Ho Chi Minh City.
The event focused on a variety of issues, including businesses and localities’ policies towards the hi-tech labor force; listening to workers’ proposals to the government, training of ordinary workers into those who master hi-tech skills, among others.
At the meeting, the PM said that a country’s sustainable development should be based on technology and labor productivity, not only on capital and cheap labor.
“Who will do it, it is the hi-tech workers. So, what are your living and working conditions and learning environment? What are your feelings and expectations?” asked the PM.
On this occasion, the government chief received 43 petitions from seven groups of issues.
Earlier, President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor Bui Van Cuong said workers with hi-tech skills are a driving force of national development amidst the Fourth Industrial Revolution since they will have opportunities to earn more and contribute more to the country.
He added the dialogue between the government leader and hi-tech workers will help fuel technology-based economic development, instead of growth relying on natural resources or cheap labor.