Vietnamese Agric Workers Reap Benefit From MoU With Australia

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Vietnam and Australia sign agreement for 1,000 Vietnamese workers yearly in Australian agriculture.
– The initiative aims to provide Vietnamese workers with better incomes and skills while addressing Australia’s labour needs.

Australia and Vietnam have inked a landmark agreement to facilitate Vietnamese citizens’ employment in Australia’s flourishing agricultural sector, a report said.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Nguyen Ba Hoan, and Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, Andrew Goledzinowski, marks a new chapter in labor cooperation between the two nations.

Mutual benefits and collaborative efforts

Under the terms of the MoU, one thousand Vietnamese workers will have the chance to participate in Australia’s agricultural industry, annually, through the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme, commencing this year.

This initiative aims not only to address Australia’s labour needs but to also provide Vietnamese workers with lucrative employment prospects, improved working conditions, and invaluable exposure to modern agricultural practices.

Speaking on the collaboration, Deputy Minister Hoan emphasised the substantial benefits it brings to both countries. With Australia boasting a sophisticated economy and advanced agricultural techniques, Vietnamese workers stand to gain not only financial stability but also opportunities for skill enhancement and technological learning. Simultaneously, Australia benefits from a reliable workforce, addressing its agricultural labor shortages effectively.

Implementation and regulatory framework

To facilitate the smooth implementation of the PALM scheme, various agencies and entities will be entrusted with the responsibility of recruiting Vietnamese workers for Australia’s agricultural sector. The collaboration also involves close coordination between both nations to identify and approve eligible entities for participation in the scheme, ensuring transparency and adherence to regulatory standards.

The agreement holds particular significance for local farmers in Vietnam, as it opens avenues for their participation in Australia’s agricultural industry. By providing access to advanced farming techniques and international markets, the initiative promises to enhance the livelihoods of Vietnamese farmers and contribute to the growth of the agricultural sector at the grassroots level.

Chinwendu Ohabughiro
Chinwendu Ohabughiro
Chinwendu Gift Ohabughiro has a background in English and Literary Studies from Imo State University. She brings a fresh perspective to the world of agriculture writing. When she's not penning compelling content, she's likely lost in the pages of a thrilling mystery or treating herself to the sinful delight of chocolate.

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