Well Preventing Covid-19 in Industrial Parks

9:39:18 AM | 15/7/2020

In the context of complicated and unpredictable developments of the Covid-19 pandemic in the world and in Vietnam, together with the local authorities, the Vinh Phuc Industrial Parks Authority has been focusing heavily on preventing and controlling the pandemic, ensuring the health of millions of workers from many countries and territories working in Vinh Phuc IPs.

There are a large number of workers and foreign-invested enterprises in the province. The Vinh Phuc Industrial Parks Authority has thoroughly and promptly communicated on the prevention and control of Covid-19 pandemic. Accordingly, it has asked all enterprises in the IPs, especially enterprises having foreigners, to implement measures such as: Spraying disinfectants, disinfecting the entire business areas; enhancing workplace hygiene, cleaning floors, doorknobs, surfaces of objects in factories and enterprises with common detergents such as soap and disinfectant solutions.

Mr. Bui Minh Hong, Director of the Vinh Phuc Industrial Parks Authority, said, “Enterprises in the IPs are fully equipped with necessary medicines, essential equipment and medical supplies, suitable for health check and temperature checks twice a day for 100% of officials and workers; we require 100% of workers and customers who come to make transactions to wear masks, disinfect their hands with disinfectant solution before entering and leaving workshops and factories; classify and isolate people at risk of infection, people returning from pandemic areas in accordance with regulations. Leaders of Vinh Phuc province have regularly assigned inspection teams to go to factories to meet business leaders, workers and ask them to strictly comply with the regulations on disease prevention. In addition, the Vinh Phuc Industrial Parks Authority has coordinated with the Department of Health to organize a conference on implementing measures to prevent and control Covid-19 for enterprises in the IPs.”

Enterprises in the IPs, especially foreign-invested enterprises have been also highly concentrated on the prevention of disease. The typical example is Vietnam Garments Manufacturing Co., Ltd - TAL (in Ba Thien II IP). The company has strictly implemented the procedure of Covid-19 pandemic prevention for all of its experts, officials and workers. Currently, the company has about 3,500 experts, officials and workers from many countries around the world. The company organizes spraying disinfectants in all factories from the gate to the workshops and canteens; employees and customers have daily temperature checks from the gate for body temperature screening. Every day, the company distributes more than 4,000 masks for officials and workers. During working hours, if an employee shows signs of cough, fever, the unit leader will be responsible for reporting to the health department for timely health check and they will be facilitated for medical examination by the company and get 100% salary if they have to be isolated.

Right since the first days back to work, all employees of Compal Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Ba Thien I IP) have disinfected hands, measured their body temperatures, and have been supplied masks before entering the workplace. At the entrance gate, the company has posted notice boards, posters and banners to propagate knowledge and measures to prevent and control the disease. In addition to the production time, the company also organizes propaganda classes and recommends measures to prevent and control Covid-19 pandemic so that workers can protect themselves and their families.

With the efforts of the Vinh Phuc Industrial Parks Authority and the joint efforts of enterprises in disease prevention, workers will feel secure to keep working, manufacturing and contributing to the effective implementation of the dual goal: repelling the pandemic and boosting local socio-economic development.

By Nguyet Tham, Vietnam Business Forum