Binh Phuoc Province promises enterprises relief from difficulties caused by pandemic

Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 07:58

Binh Phuoc Province has promised support to enterprises based in industrial zones amid the COVID-19 pandemic.—VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hung

The Binh Phuoc Province administration has worked with the developers of 13 industrial zones to remove difficulties faced by their tenants due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These IZs have attracted more than US$2.1 billion worth of foreign investment and VND6.3 trillion (US$268 million) worth of domestic investment and provided jobs to thousands of workers.

But the pandemic has interrupted production, causing 17 factories to shut down and 4,000 workers to lose their jobs or suffer reduced incomes.

The developers asked the People’s Committee to change land lease payments from annual to one-time mode.

Their tenants complained about the difficulties in arranging transportation for workers due to the social distancing requirement now.

Nguyen Van Loi, Secretary of the province Party Committee, appreciated the companies for bringing their difficulties to authorities’ notice and told them to strictly follow social distancing norms to ensure workers’ safety.

He directed related departments and district authorities to quickly mitigate the difficulties faced by the businesses.

He also promised there would be policies to support workers affected by the pandemic.

Between January 29 and March 25 295 foreign workers returned to Binh Phuoc and were under medical supervision and in quarantine as directed by the Government. —VNS

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