Youth development policies scrutinised
Updated : Tuesday, January 09, 2018 3:14 PM (GMT+0700)

The NationalAssembly (NA)’s Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescentsand Children held a conference in Hanoi on January 8 on the building andimplementation of policies on youth development.

First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee Le Quoc Phong

First Secretary of the HoChi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee Le Quoc Phong said aninstitutional framework on youth development has been basically formed inVietnam with State policies concretised into projects, strategies and actionplans to provide learning opportunities for youngsters, reduce and exempttuition for those from disadvantaged backgrounds, vulnerable groups and ethnicminority regions.

Many policies have beencarried out to help young people find jobs, access start-up loans, and supportfemale workers with vocational training, he added.

Over the past few years, theHCYU Central Committee has implemented a number of policies to encourageyoungsters to join in socio-economic development, especially those in remote,ethnic minority, border and island areas such as the projects on building newrural areas and start-up youth villages in 2013-2020, he noted.

The youth unions andassociations at all levels have coordinated with ethnic affairs agencies togive advice to local Party committees and authorities in promulgatingspecialised policies on youth development in ethnic minority-inhabited areas.

Minister of Home Affairs LeVinh Tan said since 2011 the ministry has studied and proposed the building ofthe revised law on youths and policies to attract young officials and honourex-young revolutionary contributors.

During the conference,delegates pointed out difficulties and shortcomings in the implementation ofyouth development policies, recommending specialised mechanisms in the field.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu DucDam ordered fundamental and drastic changes in youth development in the comingtime. He asked ministries and departments to actively engage in the revision ofthe law on youths and relevant policies to promote the role of youngsters inthe cause of national building and safeguarding.

Concluding the conference,Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong said the Party andState’s policies on youth development have been institutionalised through theConstitution, laws and decrees.

She suggested the NA bodiesto enhance supervision of implementation of youth development policies. Sheasked the Ministry of Home Affairs to work with the Ho Chi Minh Communist YouthUnion (HCYU) Central Committee to review key projects on youngsters to devisemore appropriate policies in the time ahead.

She noted that the revisionof the law on youths will be included in the law and ordinance buildingprogramme in 2019. Therefore it is necessary to evaluate the impact and scaleof adjusting this law to ensure it is consistent with other laws.


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