|Most of the difficulties related to a shortage of infrastructure, including housing, schools, hospitals and entertainment areas. — Photo nhandan.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi would improve the investment environment for business and living conditions for workers in industrial and processing zones, said vice-chairman of the municipal People's Committee, Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, yesterday.
At a meeting with nearly 100 workers and trade union officers from eight industrial and processing zones, Tuan listened to the problems businesses and workers were facing.
Most of the difficulties related to a shortage of infrastructure, including housing, schools, hospitals and entertainment areas.
Tran Van Loi, a worker at Ha Noi Asti Electronics Ltd Company in Quang Minh Industrial Zone, said that last year his company arranged accommodation for hundreds of workers at housing blocks in Kim Chung Commune, Dong Anh District.
However, half of them vacated the apartments because they were not up to standard. They said water leaked into the buildings when it rained. On the other hand, there was often a shortage of water, even for toilets.
"This is such a waste because the company had already paid rental for five years," Loi said.
Van Anh, a worker with Canon Viet Nam Ltd Co, called for the construction of a pedestrian bridge across busy Bac Thang Long-Noi Bai expressway to cater to thousands of workers during rush hours.
"It is dangerous to use the pedestrian crossings and they are too far from the factories," she said.
Dinh Quang Duong, a worker with Yamaha Motor Viet Nam Company, said there was an urgent need to build more kindergartens for workers' children.
He said that Bac Thang Long Industrial Zone had about 50,000 female workers and most of them were either mothers or awaiting marriage.
Vice chairman Tuan asked the departments of Construction, Planning and Investment to pay more attention to workers' concerns. — VNS