Vinh Long works to support business in local IPs amid COVID-19 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source:VNA)
Vinh Long (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long has applied various measures to support pandemic-hit enterprises to recover and develop business and production, especially those in industrial parks.

Currently, 40 out of 46 local businesses in Vinh Long industrial parks are applying the “three-on-site” and “two-on-site - green zone” models, with nearly 7,300 workers, accounting for about 16 percent of total labourers working in local firms.

According to Vice Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Luong Trong Nghia, in the coming time, the province will consider to allow the firms that have halted their operations or applied the “three-on-site” models to switch to the “two-on-site - green zone” model, maintaining 10-25 percent of labourers working on site.

Meanwhile, the province has ensured quick processing of procedures supporting foreign experts and labourers to enter the province, while assisting local firms in recruiting and receiving labourers returning to work.

At the same time, Vinh Long has sped up COVID-19 vaccination among workers in businesses applying COVID-19 prevention and control models in local industrial parks. So far, nearly 5,000 labourers have received the first vaccine shots.

Alongside, the province plans to increase trade promotion activities, connecting supply-demand sources and assisting local firms in selling goods in e-commerce platforms.

In the first nine months of 2021, businesses in local industrial parks earned over 14 trillion VND (612.4 million USD) in revenue, up 2.81 percent year on year. Their industrial production value hit over 9.62 trillion VND (420.86 million USD), a year-on-year rise of 13.58 percent, while their export revenue reached nearly 335 million USD, reaching nearly 70 percent of the yearly target.

According to Pham Thanh Khon, head of the Vinh Long Industrial Park Management Board, local firms have faced many difficulties due to COVID-19 impacts, including the shortage of production materials and labourers, affecting their operations./.