In attendance were Phan Van Anh, Vice Chairman of Vietnam General Confederation of Labor; Nguyen Lan Huong, Head of the Municipal Party Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilization, Chairwoman of the Municipal Fatherland Front Committee; Nguyen Thi Tuyen, Chairwoman of the Municipal Confederation of Labor.
More than 1,000 workers representing for 15,000 laborers working in industrial parks and export processing zones in the city were also on hand.
Pham Khac Tuan, Head of the Hanoi Industrial and Export Processing Zone Management Board gave a report on outcomes of the previous meeting. Accordingly, in implementing Announcement No. 472/TB-UBND dated May 14, 2018 on assigning tasks to departments, sectors, localities and the city’s entities to deal with workers’ feedback, the city’s relevant authorities have solved 13 cases, 10 cases are being processed and other 18 remained unaccounted for.
The city’s functional agencies have addressed a number of issues relating to laborers’ living standards. They include installing more ATMs in industrial parks to meet workers’ demand for drawing money; solving local flooding treating waste, and ensuring environmental sanitation in Thach That – Quoc Oai industrial park; installing free wifi network in workers’ housing areas; reviewing locations with risk of traffic congestion; and establishing medical stations in industrial parks, among others.
Outstanding workers receive gifts.
At the talks, workers voiced their concern about various issues, including degraded social housing areas for workers in Kim Chung industrial park, Dong Anh district; fire prevention and control and domestic waste in factories; social insurance policies and regimes; preferential policies for low-income workers; clean water supply in Soc Son district; building more public schools for workers’ children; and increasing the quality of healthcare services, among others.
A worker raises his concern.
At the meeting, Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung and representatives of the city’s functional agencies acknowledged and explained concerned issues.
Regarding housing affairs, the city leader said that Hanoi is focusing on implementing affordable housing projects for low-income earners in industrial parks. By 2020, Hanoi will fulfill the task to meet labors’ housing demand in the city.
Relating to clean water supply, Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung said that, so far, Hanoi has called on 24 investors for 28 potable water projects. As of December 31, 2018, 55% of rural population had access to clean water. At present, the city strives to supply clean water to all rural residents by 2020.
Hanoi continues urging contractors to finish the construction of surface water plants with a daily capacity of 2 million cu m, he added.
The Chairman also asked relevant agencies to solve existing problems relating to social insurance and income tax.
Meanwhile, the Municipal Police is assigned to launch campaigns to combat crimes, including black credit.