Sunday, January 30, 2005

Swiss aid to vocational centers

Switzerland pledged an additional $1.05 million to upgrade vocational centers in Vietnam, in an agreement signed in Hanoi Jan. 26, between Mirjam Schreiber, Director of Swiss contact's Central Office Program, and Tran Phi Tuoc, acting Director of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs ' International Co-operation Department. Switzerland has funded $5.2 million for Vietnam’s vocational training cetners over the last ten years, benefiting about 100,000 workers. (Youth Jan 28 p10, Labor & Society Jan 27 p2, VNS Jan 27 p2; Vietnam News Briefs Jan. 28).


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