PORTAL - In the face of the complicated situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government and enterprise community in the province are still determined to realize the "dual goal", both maintaining production in a safe environment and quelling the pandemic.
Only pandemic-safe enterprises are allowed to operate
According to statistics of the Department of Health, separately from the 4th pandemic wave, there have been 52 companies inside and outside the industrial parks with more than 1,400 cases of Covid-19, especially, positive cases have appeared in many companies interspersed with boarding houses crowded with workers.
Facing the above situation, the Provincial People's Committee has assigned the Provincial Provincial Industrial Zones Authority to coordinate with localities to guide enterprises to implement measures for pandemic prevention and control. Accordingly, for enterprises that have not yet appeared F0, F1 are allowed to get antigen test results by the rapid test method for the first time and are not allowed to leave employees but must stay for production. On the 3rd day, continuing the rapid antigen test for all employees. From the 3rd day onwards, the enterprises will periodically implement weekly for at least 20% of the employees who stay in.
For enterprises that have appeared F0, F1 and locked down by authorities: Requesting to test for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR method (maybe pooled samples) for all employees registered to stay in production. On the 3rd day, continuing the rapid antigen test for all employees. From the 3rd day onwards, the enterprises will periodically implement weekly for at least 20% of the employees who stay in.
Enterprises must ensure the "3 on-the-spot" or "1 road, 2 locations" plan in pandemic prevention and control to be able to operate
Enterprises that do not register the "3 on-the-spot" production plan (production, eating, and staying on the spot) are requested to implement the "1 road, 2 locations" plan (two locations: one is a hotel, dormitory, concentrated accommodation for employees; the other is a manufacturing plant). Enterprises are responsible for transporting workers from their accommodation to the workplace by concentrated means.
Enterprises that do not implement the "3 on-the-spot" or "1 road, 2 locations" production plan are requested to stop production and business activities (including logistics and warehousing enterprises) until further notice.
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Trung - Deputy Head of the Provincial Industrial Zones Authority said that the Authority is urgently coordinating with branches and localities to inspect the implementation of the enterprise's plan. In case of failure to ensure safety, enterprises must temporarily suspend operations and ensure the best pandemic prevention and control, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Provincial People's Committee.
According to the Health branch, 14 days of implementing Directive 16 is considered a "golden time" for Binh Duong to "total attack" to repel and eliminate the Covid-19 pandemic from the community, enterprises and factories. Therefore, the strict implementation of regulations under Directive 16 of the Prime Minister and Binh Duong province at enterprises plays a very important role.
Enterprises perform well "3 on the spot"
Under the guidance of the Provincial Industrial Zones Authority, from July 18 to 21, 2021, there were 1,732 enterprises in industrial parks registered to perform under 2 plans of "3 on the spot" or "1 road, 2 locations", meeting the places to eat, stay and work for 256,365 employees, bringing the total number enterprises inside and outside industrial parks in the province registered to follow 2 plans of "3 on the spot" or "1 road, 2 locations" are 3,084 enterprises with 369,000 employees.
Ms. Dang Thi Kim Chi - Chairman of Trade Union of Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) said that nearly 100% of enterprises in VSIP implemented the "3 on the spot" plan but reduced the number of workers staying at the factories. Workers in enterprises are also used to staying in factories to both produce and control the pandemic.
In Tan Uyen town, 150 enterprises with 26,600 workers have implemented the "3 on the spot" model to ensure the successful implementation of "dual goal". In addition, many enterprises that have not met either of the two conditions of "3 on the spot" or "1 road, 2 locations" have temporarily suspended their operations but continue to prepare the required conditions to be able to resume production in the coming days.
A typical example is Response Vietnam Co., Ltd (Uyen Hung Industrial Cluster, Uyen Hung Ward, Tan Uyen Town). In order to actively prevent and control the pandemic, the Company has let half of its workers stay at home temporarily but still receive 100% of their salary. For 600 workers who go to work, the Company encourages an additional bonus of 1 million VND each; at the same time, fully equips with facilities and necessary necessities for workers to eat, stay and work at the Company with peace of mind.
Response Vietnam Co., Ltd. has performed well in pandemic prevention and control to maintain production stability
At Earth Corporation Co., Ltd (Nam Tan Uyen Industrial Park, Khanh Binh Ward, Tan Uyen Town), the Company's production area has been equipped with cushions, mats, and personal mosquito nets for workers to stay in for working and living in the factory. Despite the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the workers who stay at the Company feel secure in their production work because the Trade Union and the Company take care of, protect their health and ensure their life.
Through the survey of the provincial leadership delegation, not only the companies in the Southern region of the province have well implemented the "3 on the spot" plan, the Northern companies also have performed quite well the measures for pandemic prevention and control. Recorded at Orion Vina Food Company Limited (My Phuoc 2 Industrial Park, Ben Cat Town), in the past days, 400 workers have volunteered to perform "3 on the spot" with enterprises to organize safe production. The negative Covid-19 screening test results for 400 workers are the motivation for enterprises and employees to be more confident in performing "3 on the spot" better. Since implementing the "3 on the spot" plan, it has helped the Company maintain production and growth.
Similarly, at Hung Hai Thinh Co., Ltd (Tam Lap commune, Phu Giao district) specializing in the production of car tires for export, the enterprise has mobilized 100% of workers to stay at the factory to work. In order for 300 workers to have the best living conditions during their stay, the Company has invested in more equipment, decent conditions for workers to eat and rest, and an additional support of 150,000 VND/day, helping to increase income. Deploying the "3 on the spot" plan, the Company has increased productivity and working efficiency by over 10% compared to before, so that the income of workers has also increased significantly.
Assessing the pandemic prevention and control of enterprises when the provincial leadership delegation went to survey the safe production model at enterprises, Mr. Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee praised the enterprises that have well implemented the "3 on the spot" plan. The preparation of facilities, food, accommodation and living conditions, attracting a large number of workers to stay in the factory, have shown the spirit of consensus and joint effort of enterprises and the provincial government to perform well "dual goal". Each enterprise has a good way of practice, showing the sense of responsibility of the enterprise in taking care of life, creating jobs and stable income for employees to overcome the difficult period due to the impact of the pandemic. In addition, the sharing spirit of workers while staying at the factory has proved the solidarity and consensus between enterprise and employees in an effort with Binh Duong to realize "dual goal".
Reported by Mai Xuan - Translated by Nguyen Trang