On October 4th, 2018, the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and the Korea Agency for Occupational Safety and Health (KOSHA) held the signing ceremony of the Technical Cooperation Agreement 2018 - 2021. Attending the ceremony were Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung, Mr. Lee Chul Woo - Vice Chairman of KOSHA, Mr. Ha Tat Thang , Head of Department of Work Safety (MOLISA) and leaders of some relevant units.
Under the deal, the Korean side will help MoLISA build its capacity in occupational safety and health. It will promote safety culture at workplace in both countries through the establishment of cooperative relations between the two agencies.
MOLISA and KOSHA will exchange experts on training and consultancy in the fields of mutual concern as well as share training equipment, information and technical documents. The Korean side will also provide training in occupational safety and health for Vietnam.
The cooperation will take place within three years until October 4, 2021.
Previously, KOSHA helped Vietnam in implementing a 2013-2016 project to improve the development capacity of Vietnam’s occupational health and safety training centre funded by the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
The two sides believe that the agreement will continue supporting Vietnam in training and improving capacity for its officials and lecturers in the field.
The Vietnamese side wants to receive technical assistance from KOSHA to enforce the Law on Occupational Safety and Health in line with the country’s socio-economic development strategy in the coming phase.