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% 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).