At Tan Cang port (Source: VNA)


Hanoi (VNA) – A workshop on improving logistics workforce quality
took place in Hanoi on October 12.

Speaking at the event, deputy head of the Ministry of
Industry and Trade’s Department of Export-Import Tran Thanh Hai said only 1,300
– 1,500 out of over 3,000 logistics suppliers work actively in Vietnam.

Though contributing about 2-3 percent of the gross domestic
product, the logistics sector is rapidly growing. During 2017-2020, the country
needs roughly 20,000 high-quality workers in the field, which is expected to
surge to 200,000 by 2030.

Statistics showed that Vietnam now records 15 logistics
training establishments. However, the number of teachers remains limited.

Asso.Prof Trinh Thi Thu Huong, Vice Dean of the Foreign
Trade University’s Faculty of Economics and International Business, urged the
government to continue facilitating logistics activities while agencies
concerned and businesses should work closely together to outline proper
training schemes.

The government should extend international cooperation with
tertiary establishments to bring more scholarships to students and lecturers,
he said.

The event was co-hosted by the Ministry of Industry and
Trade’s Department of Export-Import and the EU – Vietnam Multilateral Trade
Project (EU-MUTRAP).-VNA