Singaporean firms share experience in developing factory workers’ housing hinh anh 1Workers' dormitories in an industrial park in Bac Ninh province. (File photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Singaporean experts have shared experience in developing workers’ accommodations in industrial parks with Vietnam during a recent meeting with officials from the Ministry of Construction.

Speaking at the event, Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi said his ministry pays particular attention to building housing for specialists and workers at industrial parks.

The development of integrated urban-industrial models amid the COVID-19 pandemic must be done without disruptions to production and supply chains as well as workers’ living quality, he said.

Siah Gim Lim, Senior Vice President of Singaporean consultancy company Surbana Jurong, said the island country is piloting the transformation of existing industrial parks into worth-living industrial cities which comprise not only hi-tech industrial areas but also residential buildings, schools, office and commercial buildings and amusement parks, providing all kinds of services to residents.

A 4.0 industrial park integrated with residential and non-industrial zones would smooth the way for production and prevent supply chains from being disrupted, even if there are COVID-19 outbreaks.

Jason Poh, Chairman of Centra Group, said most workers’ housing projects in Singapore were built near production zones at industrial parks, offering all necessary technical, social infrastructure and urban services so any COVID-19 outbreaks can be quickly zoned off and contained without effecting workers’ life and production.

He suggested Vietnamese cities and provinces to corporate Singaporean experience in planning industrial parks amid complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic./.