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Vietnamese workers abroad send home $10 bln a year: report

By Dat Nguyen   August 25, 2022 | 12:53 am PT
Vietnamese workers abroad send home $10 bln a year: report
An employee counts U.S. banknotes at a bank in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
Over one million Vietnamese have gone abroad to work since 2012, sending home around $10 billion each year, a government report has found.

The number of workers abroad increased by 7-10% annually, and an average worker makes VND200 million ($8,541) a year, according to a report by the Central Economic Committee released Thursday as cited by Thanh Nien newspaper.

There are now 451 organizations and companies providing foreign labor services, double that of 2012, it said.

There are 25 foreign markets that Vietnamese workers are sent to, compared to nine in 2013, it added.

Deputy head of the committee Do Ngoc An said Vietnam’s policy to send workers abroad has helped create jobs and contributed to increasing the country’s foreign currency resource.

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