Health-secure workers during the epidemic ensure industrial growth

07/06/2021
MOIT and local with respect prevention Covid-19 in the enterprise zones, industrial complexes and see this as a critical solution to keep the industrial growth.
The index of industrial production (IIP) in the first 5 months of the year was estimated to increase by 9.9% over the same period last year. In which, the processing and manufacturing industry increased by 12.6%, much higher than the same period last year (only 3.2%) and continued to be the main growth driver of the industry.

The whole country currently has about 70,000 factories and more than 300 concentrated industrial zones in operation, the risk of an outbreak in industrial zones, factories and enterprises are great. State management agencies and localities where there is a high proportion of industry affirmed that only attaching importance to good epidemic prevention and control, ensuring worker safety associated with product safety in enterprises. (DN), new industrial zones can sustain industrial growth and export - important drivers of economic growth.

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To focus on effective epidemic prevention, control and suppression, there should be a plan to ensure activities to avoid disruption of production chains in industrial zones, especially those of large and multinational corporations, affecting the local economy and the whole country. In order to ensure the implementation of the "dual goal" of fighting the epidemic, developing the economy and society, ensuring social security and people's lives, the Ministry of Industry and Trade held an online conference with the People's Committee and the Department of Industry in 63 provinces and cities to strictly implement epidemic prevention and control in industrial zones, production facilities, markets, supermarkets, trade centres...

At a recent meeting with the Korean Ambassador and representatives of Korean businesses in Vietnam, Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien said, along with ensuring safe conditions for production, the Vietnamese Government Nam is promoting the vaccination against Covid-19 for employees, giving priority to businesses that gather a large number of workers in industrial zones.

“Vietnam does not have to stop production to prevent and control the epidemic, on the contrary, it must boost production in all situations and find all solutions to maintain production and effectively prevent and control the epidemic. The task at this time is to ensure that enterprises in safe production zones are the highest priority of the Government and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam…”, Minister Nguyen Hong Dien affirmed.

Ensuring industrial production in the face of complicated developments of the Covid-19 epidemic has been set out by the Government early on. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Head of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, assigned the Ministry of Industry and Trade to coordinate with the Departments of Industry and Trade of provinces and cities with the task of providing data to develop the "Map of safe coexistence with Covid-19". 

Provinces and cities have completed providing data on factories and production facilities. However, by the end of May, only 22 provinces/cities with 10,781 factories and production facilities have been created accounts by the Ministry of Health and DTT Technology Joint Stock Company to log in to the Map application and perform a  safety level assessment.

The representative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade said that it will continue to organize a training program to guide the implementation of the use of "Safe co-existence with Covid-19" for 41 Departments of Industry and Trade in the remaining provinces/cities, after the Ministry Health and DTT Technology Joint Stock Company create login accounts for factories and production facilities.

Mr Truong Thanh Hoai - Director of the Department of Industry (Ministry of Industry and Trade) suggested that businesses and localities strengthen inspection of safety conditions to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic in production at enterprises in industrial zones, especially in industrial zones. Enterprises participating in global production chains and supporting industrial enterprises, as well as other industrial production enterprises, serve as a basis for considering and deciding for enterprises to maintain production.

Prioritize businesses and large corporations to join the global production chain and reopen industrial factories with the support and supervision of the health sector to ensure disease safety. Firmly require production facilities that have not fully implemented measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic to strictly comply with epidemic prevention measures ... ", Mr Hoai pointed out.

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Ms Nguyen Huong Giang - Chairman of Bac Ninh Provincial People's Committee said that as the locality with the largest industrial production value in the country, Bac Ninh currently has more than 400,000 workers. Since May, the Covid-19 epidemic has broken out again and continues to have complicated developments, although there have been many solutions to support businesses, production and business activities are still seriously affected. The industrial production index (IIP) of this province in May decreased by 2.2% compared to the time when the epidemic had not yet broken out.
In order to ensure industrial production activities in the coming time, the Chairman of Bac Ninh Provincial People's Committee affirmed that many measures will be implemented, including the strict application of the "Map of safe coexistence with Covid-19" in Hanoi's industrial zones.

“Bac Ninh has updated about 90% of businesses according to the guiding criteria as issued by the Ministry of Health. The province requires businesses and business establishments to step up the application of information technology in epidemic prevention; Simultaneously use QR-Code to control all employees and customers; Actively support enterprises in supplying labour, transporting goods, minimizing the production suspension of enterprises and determined not to let the disease spread in industrial zones and clusters ... ", Ms Giang said.

In the solutions set out to complete the production and business plan in 6 months and the whole year of 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Trade focuses on closely following the situation of industrial production nationwide, in industrial zones and clusters. businesses, ensuring both implementations of measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic while developing production and business.

In particular, the organization guides the Departments of Industry and Trade, industrial zones and clusters to develop production and business plans at each level in the context of the complicated developments of the Covid-19 epidemic, with specific solutions. to restart the operation of factories, enterprises meet safety criteria./.

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