Vietnamese laborers attend a meeting in Hanoi where they are prepared for working in South Korea, July 21, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Hong ChieuBoth Hai in the northern-central Ha Tinh Province and Thang in Hanoi have the same dream: to go to South Korea to work.
But Thang is trying to achieve what he wants at Hai’s expense.
Hai is waiting anxiously for the South Korean government to lift its ban on workers from his home district, Cam Xuyen.
Cam Xuyen is one of eight districts in Vietnam whose residents cannot enter South Korea until the end of 2022.
Seoul slapped the bans after discovering many people from these districts are working illegally in South Korea.