(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam and Australia on Monday signed their first bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under the Australian Agriculture Visa Program, paving the way for Vietnamese laborers to work in Australia’s agricultural production.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MoLISA) of Vietnam and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade signs the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Vietnam's participation in the Australian Agriculture Visa Program. (Photo: VNA/VNS)
Vietnamese labor minister Dao Ngoc Dung and Australian foreign minister Marise Payne represented the two countries’ governments in signing the MoU.
Vietnam’s early participation in the Australian Agriculture Visa Program is a key initiative of the Australia-Vietnam Enhanced Economic Engagement Strategy launched last November, Minister Payne said.
The Australian Agriculture Visa program is intended to provide a sustainable, long-term contribution to Australia’s labor supply that supports Australia’s agricultural and primary industry sectors.
Under the program, employees will be recruited to work across a range of agriculture sectors, including horticulture, dairy, wool, grains, fisheries and forestry, including support services and primary processing.
Australia is expected to receive about 1,000 Vietnamese agricultural workers a year, with basic salary of up to 4,000 AUD a month.