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Vĩnh Long works to support business in local IPs amid COVID-19

Update: September, 30/2021 - 15:26

 

A factory in the Mekong Delta province of Vĩnh Long. Currently, 40 out of 46 local businesses in Vĩnh Long industrial parks are applying the “three-on-site” and “two-on-site - green zone” models. — Photo moh.gov.vn

VĨNH LONG — The Mekong Delta province of Vĩnh Long has applied various measures to support pandemic-hit enterprises to recover and develop business and production, especially those in industrial parks.

Currently, 40 out of 46 local businesses in Vĩnh Long industrial parks are applying the “three-on-site” and “two-on-site - green zone” models, with nearly 7,300 workers, accounting for about 16 per cent of total labourers working in local firms.

According to Vice Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Lương Trọng Nghĩa, the province will consider allowing the firms that have halted their operations or applied the “three-on-site” models to switch to the “two-on-site - green zone” model, maintaining 10-25 per cent of labourers working on site.

Meanwhile, the province has ensured quick processing of procedures supporting foreign experts and labourers to enter the province, while assisting local firms in recruiting and receiving labourers returning to work.

At the same time, Vĩnh Long has sped up vaccination among workers in businesses applying COVID-19 prevention and control models in local industrial parks. So far, nearly 5,000 labourers have received the first vaccine shots.

The province plans to increase trade promotion activities, connecting supply-demand sources and assisting local firms in selling goods on e-commerce platforms.

In the first nine months of 2021, businesses in local industrial parks earned over VNĐ14 trillion (US$612.4 million) in revenue, up 2.81 per cent year on year. Their industrial production value hit over VNĐ9.62 trillion ($420.86 million), a year-on-year rise of 13.58 per cent, while their export revenue reached $335 million, nearly 70 per cent of the yearly target.

According to Phạm Thành Khôn, head of the Vĩnh Long Industrial Park Management Board, local firms have faced many difficulties due to COVID-19, including a shortage of production materials and labourers, affecting their operations. — VNS

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