Basic salary rises to VND830,000 from May

The minimum salary for State employees in Vietnam will increase to 830,000 VND (39.84 US$) from the present 730,000 VND (35 US$) as of May 1, according to a decree signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on April 4.

The new salary will be applied to State agencies, the armed forces, political organizations, socio-political organizations, and non-productive units, says the decree.

The salary rise will also benefit those working at one-member State-owned limited liability companies established under the Enterprise Law.

Allowances and other benefits will also be increased proportionally. – VNA