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Mekong Delta faces human resource challenges: experts | Society

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City of HCM (VNA) – The Mekong Delta, which includes 13 localities, faces a serious shortage of human resources due to the evolution of its population in recent years, which requires appropriate solutions and strategies to address it.

Associate Professor Le Anh Tuan, a lecturer from Can Tho University, said the delta, with a population of about 17.3 million, has the lowest immigration rate and the rate of highest emigration in the country.

Over the period 2009-2019, its population growth was zero percent compared to 1.14 percent for the entire nation, the expert added.

According to Associate Professor Dam Sao Mai, Vice-Rector of Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, there is a need to provide a training strategy that attracts the return of locals with high professional skills and nurtures young people human ressources in the region, notably facilitating their business creation process.

Tieu Yen Trinh, director of Talentnet company, which operates in the human resource sector, recommended linking localities in the region and identifying key training topics.

She highlighted the need to implement the three recruitment strategies simultaneously – attracting talent, developing human resources in the region and capitalizing on the gray matter of national and international experts working in the delta.

Localities and training centers should work closely with companies to correctly identify labor market demand, Trinh added.

Tran Thai Nghiem, deputy director of Can Tho’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said agricultural production in the delta is now closely associated with climate change, market fluctuations and changes in consumption patterns.

As such, he suggested that human resource training for the sector should focus on acquiring appropriate knowledge and skills following such changes in contributing to sustainable development in the region./.