Action needed on affordable housing for workers: HCMC Secretary

08:43 | 30/08/2016 Economy- Society

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang called for more homes to be built for workers currently employed at the Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone when meeting with management on August 23.

Action needed on affordable housing for workers: HCMC Secretary

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang

He said relevant agencies should amend the zone planning to allocate land for building houses so that workers could buy homes at affordable prices or via instalment plans.

According to the zone’s management board, enterprises based in Tan Thuan are employing 63,000 workers, with nearly two thirds of the work force being migrants; as such the demand for housing is fairly high.

The zone has allocated 1.5 hectares to build houses for workers but they can only accommodate a total of 3,200 people, equivalent to just 7% of the demand.

During the meeting, the HCMC secretary also urged the municipal labour union and youth union to redesign their activities in neighbourhoods where there are large numbers of workers to make them more appropriate.

Secretary Thang also noted that it is necessary to enhance the capacity of trade union officials so that they will be competent in protecting the legitimate rights of workers./.

 

Source: NDO

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