BBC World News

Ho Chi Minh City

Justin Rowlatt examines the challenges Vietnam faces in re-fashioning a workforce fit for a modern industrialised nation. Despite spectacular growth during the past 15 years, the economy is now slowing, as Vietnam becomes less competitive. From the female Chief Executive of Vietnam´┐Żs biggest private listed company, to one of the factory workers in the textile industry which has helped power Vietnamese growth, to the software developer who is the face of a newly emerging workforce and the zither maestro in his nineties, Justin meets Vietnamese workers from the very top to the bottom of the income scale, to find out what Vietnam must do to stay on top.

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 18 Sep 2014 01:30 GMT
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