Nearly 80,000 workers stay on-site in Ho Chi Minh City

July 19, 2021 | 20:57
Nearly 80,000 workers at more than 500 enterprises in Ho Chi Minh City continue working under the "three-on-the-spot" strategy.
Nearly 80,000 workers stay on-site in Ho Chi Minh City
Workers staying on site at Saigon High-Tech Park. Photo: internet

A representative of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade (DoIT) said that businesses have actively joined hands with municial authorities to implement the three-on-the-spot strategy to maintain social distancing measures in line with Directive No.16/CT-TTg.

Up to now, more than 500 businesses in the city have implemented the "three-on-the-spot" strategy for nearly 80,000 employees. The DoIT has supported information and connected businesses with relevant stakeholders to provide ammenities such as beds and mattresses to set up on-site camps for employees. The efforts aim to fulfil the city's requirements for both quarantine and production at the factories.

Despite many difficulties, businesses have immediately arranged dining and resting areas for thousands of workers. If they fail to ensure safety requirements for employees, they have to temporarily suspend operations amid the largest outbreak of the pandemic.

The DoIT also maintains an online communication channel through associations to promptly support and resolve any challenges for businesses. For those suspending operations, the DoIT will review and provide appropriate support according to Resolution No.09/2021/NQ-HDND of Ho Chi Minh City People's Council.

Previously, Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee issued Document No.2237/UBND-TH requesting businesses to implement either “three on the spot” or “one road, two places" operations. The requirements aim to avoid the spread of coronavirus among workers.

Accordingly, enterprises in the "three on the spot" group must conduct production, dining, and resting on site for workers. For the "one road, two places" arrangement, businesses must ensure isolated production and residences in two separate locations, with a single transport route for workers to commute. Enterprises can also seek dormitories, hotels, or concentrated accommodations for workers.

By Thanh Van

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