HCM CITY – The HCM City Industrial Parks and Export Processing Zone Trade Union on November 6 inaugurated the first cultural centre for workers in the Hi-tech Park in District 9.
The labour cultural house is meant to meet the amusement and learning needs of employees after long hours of work, authorities said.
“Due to the nature of our job, we do not have many opportunities to engage in other social activities and relax,” Huỳnh Thị Diễm My, a worker at Nidec Sankyo Việt Nam, said.
“Now that the cultural house is opened near our workplace, our life will be fulfilled. I hope authorities will organise interesting activities for us.”
Other workers present at the inauguration shared My’s enthusiasm, saying they finally have an entertainment place to relieve their stress.
The centre costed VNĐ72.5 billion (US$3.3 million) to build.
According to Nguyễn Thành Đô, president of the Trade Union, the centre has a 4,550sq.m, three-storey building, a mini football pitch and a supermarket with subsidised products.
“We aim to make the cultural house a hub that offers fun and healthy programmes for workers.”
Speaking at the event, the city Labour Confederation chairwoman, Trần Kim Yến, called on relevant authorities to always keep abreast of workers’ needs.
She also urged workers to schedule their time so that they can use the centre. – VNS