Vietnam’s military currently has seven generals while its police force has two.

New salary of generals is 10 times current basic wage in the co​untry's public sector. The current basic wage is VND1.39 million, after a 7 percent hike from the beginning of this month.

Public workers' monthly payments are calculated by multiplying this basic rate with a coefficient determined by qualifications and experience.

Besides the official salary, the Minister of National Defense will receive a monthly bonus of VND2 million, while chief commanders between VND1.7-1.9 milion.

The lowest-ranking military official, a lieutenant, gets VND5.8 million per month.

Vietnam's gross domestic product (GDP) per capita last year was $2,385. In Southeast Asia, this figure was just higher than that of Cambodia and Myanmar.

By Viet Tuan - VnExpress.net - July 5, 2018