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Provincial leader receives and works with Kenan Foundation

02/01/2018 09:41 Số lượt xem: 1109

(BNP) – In the afternoon of December 4th, Vice Chairman of Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Phong met and worked with Kenan Foundation Asia (Thailand) led by Mr. Richard Bernhard – CEO of the Kenan Foundation on the progress of the Raising Awareness and Practice under International Labor Standards (ILS) Project in Bac Ninh.

Vice Chairman of the PPC Nguyen Van Phong presented sourvenir to Mr. Richard Bernhard, CEO of Kenan Foundation.

At the meeting, Mr. Richard Berhard expressed his gratitude to provincial leaders for their attention and facilitation so that the project carried out and achieved some good results. After its nearly three-month-launching, the Kenan Foundation took survey and collected information on the production situation, the quantity, the age, the gender, the needs of workers and working conditions at 22 enterprises. The very first result is to receive the support and participation of businesses.
From December 2017 to March 2018, the Kenan Foundation will set up a Project Advisory Board, organize a meeting to introduce and call for participation in the project, train key staff.

On behalf of the PPC’s leader, Vice Chairman Nguyen Van Phong appreciated the initial results of the project and briefed on the achievements in socio-economic development of the province over the past years. Thanks to favorable location and attractive preferential policies, Bac Ninh is one of the provinces with fast growth speed with many indicators ranking on top of the country, notably, FDI attraction gained over 1000 projects with total registered capital of USD 16.3 billion, Vice Chairman said.
At present, Bac Ninh has 13 integrated industrial parks with over 260,000 employees. For the best implementation of the project, the Vice Chairman assigned the Industrial Zones Authority in coordination with the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Provincial Labor Federation, the Provincial Women's Union to appoint qualified staffs to participate in the project and facilitate the Kenan doing the project as planned. In the process of implementation, if any difficulties arise, the departments have responsibility to report to the Provincial People's Committee for timely resolution.
The Project of Raising Awareness and Practice under International Labor Standards (ILS) in Vietnam has been implemented at Industrial Parks in Bac Ninh since August 17th 2017 by the Kenan Foundation and the CSAGA Center with three objectives including raising awareness of stakeholders on ILS; setting up an income monitoring system and reporting on ILS implementation; and enhancing constructive dialogue on ILS.