Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Hans-Joachim Fuchtel is slated to be on a four-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City starting this weekend, the German Consulate General announced Wednesday in a press release.
Parliamentary State Secretary Fuchtel will attend the opening of a conference held by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and visit a vocational school for underprivileged youths during his March 8-11 trip.
The secretary will also have working sessions on such issues as developing the private economic sector and building frame conditions for the country’s economic development at a time when Vietnam is employing its green growth strategy, the German Consulate General said in the press release.
Fuchtel will meet local media during his visit to the Anre Maisen vocational school, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The German official is also scheduled to plant a tree at the school to mark his visit.
Anre Maisen is part of a Germany-funded development project to combat poverty in Vietnam through opening vocational schools for poor young people across the country.
The underprivileged youths are trained in hospitality so that they will have a job and be able to improve their living standards.
With equipment and facility support from the German side, the school was officially opened in September last year with the first 37 young students. Two training programs will be in place in the next two years to send the number of students to 100.
Germany and Vietnam are closely cooperating to create rapid and environmentally-friendly economic development in the Southeast Asian country in order to improve the poor’s life, Parliamentary State Secretary Fuchtel said in a statement.
The Anre Maisen school is proof of the contribution of a social project to the development of the economy, he added.
Fuchtel, born in 1952, has been the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development since 2013, according to the ministry’s website.
Đăng ký: VietNam News