|Enterprises believe the Government’s pandemic prevention and control work. Source: Internet|
Medical declaration for 100% of workers
Immediately after detecting a number of Covid-19 cases in the province, the People’s Committee of Vinh Phuc sent a written request to the Department of Planning and Investment and the Management Board of industrial zones of the province to implement the compulsory medical declarations for 100% of workers in the enterprises.
Accordingly, the province strictly implements the compulsory medical declaration for 100% of workers in enterprises and construction sites. Tracking changes of visitors in and out, people coming to work must make mandatory medical declarations.
At the same time, 100% of tests required for workers at risk of infection, the number of workers leaving the locality during the holidays of April 30 and May 1, 2021.
Thus, more than 8,000 enterprises with tax registration in Vinh Phuc would have to complete medical declarations before 8:00am on May 7, 2021, for the Department of Planning and Investment to synthesize and report to the Provincial People’s Committee.
In Ha Nam, which is currently a Covid-19 hotspot, enterprises have fully implemented regulations on prevention and control, especially implementing the 5K slogan under the guidance of the Ministry of Health.
100% of officers and workers wore masks, measuring body temperature, hand antiseptic, and making full medical declarations; keeping a distance, limit talking, and gatherings of people. Enterprises carry out disinfection at work areas, cafeterias, workshops; have plans to appropriately divide work shifts and arrange meals, separate dining tables with partitions to ensure safety.
Facing the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic, not only Vinh Phuc or Ha Nam, but also many other localities with new cases in the community have also quickly implemented prevention measures.
Having good order, keeping mind on production
Talking to Customs News, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Duong, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hung Yen Garment Corporation – an enterprise located in Hung Yen province where some more Covid-19 cases have been discovered, said that in 2020, Hung Yen Garment Corporation’s revenue decreased by about 5% compared to 2019.
However, in early 2021, when the Covid-19 vaccine was put into use, the orders also gradually returned. Notably, Vietnam is now considered a safe destination, a remarkable movement for foreign investors and enterprises. Currently, the company had orders until the end of July, focusing on the US market (over 50%), Europe and Japan.
“The source of goods for the textile and garment market is quite large, because some markets that are affected by the pandemic such as Malaysia and China have had a lot of movement into Vietnam. On the other hand, the Myanmar market is experiencing a lot of disorder, some investors from Japan and South Korea withdraw and move their investment to Vietnam. Besides, thanks to the successful anti-pandemic achievements, few enterprises have to close down, international customers trust and choose Vietnam more for their orders, so compared to the previous year, the quantity of goods has been up to 30% higher.”
Mr. Nguyen Xuan Duong added: “From the perspective of an enterprise, we strongly believe in Vietnam’s prevention and feel secure in doing business at this time. Certainly, the enterprise will be affected by the workforce in the current period, although its affect was not high. This depends on the labor force, if it is high-tech labor, there will be a certain impact. Currently, we do not have accurate statistics about the number of employees of the company who are in contact with cases. As before, we only stipulate that workers who go outside the province must make medical declarations, but now, we require all employees to make medical declarations, take temperature measurements, and disinfect. When coming to the company, employees must ensure they wear masks, keep distance as well as perform a good 5K.”
Mr. Nguyen Xuan Duong also said that although textile and garment orders had returned, it was not possible to reach peak demand as in the previous years before the pandemic. Therefore, the textile and garment enterprises need very supportive policies from the State. Accordingly, in addition to reducing taxes, delaying the payment of land rent for enterprises, it was necessary to renew policies and the Land Law. Many investment groups withdrew from China or other countries to Vietnam really need land and to invest in more technology. It was necessary to create favorable policies for them to facilitate the construction of closed textile and garment links. From there, increase the capacity of domestic enterprises, increase the volume and value of exports, and increase profits for textile enterprises. In particular, it was necessary to strengthen labor training to prepare the labor force to meet the needs of Industry 4.0.
According to Mr. Tran Anh Minh, Deputy Director of Anh Duong Manufacturing Co., Ltd. – an enterprise specializing in the production of wood products, due to the pandemic, from May 5, they deployed a division of work shift, each shift did not exceed 20 employees.
At the same time, in working areas, they had also installed screens, employees of the company must also carry out medical declaration, wear a mask, disinfect hands and keep their distance. In terms of production and business, their orders had only reached 90% compared to the same period last year, but in terms of prospects, they believed that with good control, like as in the peak periods of the pandemic in Vietnam last year, this year with the introduction of good vaccines and good prevention experience, the company’s business targets would remain 30-40% higher than last year.