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Hà Nội workers call for social housing

Update: May, 28/2016 - 09:29

HÀ NỘI – Building social housing for workers and improving infrastructure at industrial zones were among issues raised by more than 300 workers at dialogues with Hà Nội authorities on Thursday.

At the meetings, held at the Bắc Thăng Long industrial zone in Đông Anh District of Hà Nội, representatives from businesses proposed the city invest in building social housing for workers near industrial zones to rent or buy on hire-purchase at reasonable prices, particularly in areas with a high density of workers.

They stressed that this was an urgent need as most workers came from other localities or from low-income rural areas. They currently have to rent houses far from work with high rent, water and electricity fees.

Many workers proposed municipal authorities invest in building infrastructure, including kindergartens, schools, hospitals and supermarkets so living conditions of workers and their families would improve.

They also recommended upgrading deteriorated infrastructure at industrial parks such as roads and water drainage systems and proposed authorities handle other issues relating to environment, social insurance and administrative procedures.

Chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung said he would instruct relevant agencies to gradually handle issues raised by the workers.

He also publicised a hotline number, 0903407319, to receive complaints from workers.  

“I will work with local authorities and management agencies of industrial zones to support workers and deal with their recommendations,” he said. - VNS



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