Work started on the construction of a low-income residential project for workers at Yen Binh I Industrial Park in Pho Yen district, northern Thai Nguyen province on May 26.

The 35-hectare project is constructed by Yen Binh Development Investment Joint Stock Company and VinaCapital Group with a total investment of 4,000 billion VND (183.4 million USD).

It will consist of 14 housing blocks which provide more than 8,000 affordable to-let apartments of 45-60 sqm, capable of accommodating about 30,000 workers.

The project is scheduled to be operational in 2019, easing the housing burden for employees at the industrial park, especially workers of Samsung Electronics Vietnam.

At the ground breaking ceremony, provincial authority urged involved parties to work together in order to keep the project on schedule and ensure its quality along with workplace safety and environment protection.-VNA