The majority of labourers have returned to work at industrial zones in the southern province of Binh Duong after the Tet holiday, according to Le Nho Luong, Chairman of the province’s Union of Workers at Industrial Zones.

He continued to say that as of February 27, over 90 percent of the workforce has returned to industrial zones in the province and over 94 percent of enterprises have resumed production.

Specifically, more than 95 percent of labourers at the Song Than 2 industrial zone have returned to work, as have 90 percent at the Song Than 1 industrial zone.

The Dong An industrial zone has 80 percent of its force, while Viet Huong has 85 percent. The remaining industrial zones in Ben Cat, Tan Uyen and other districts have between 80 percent and 90 percent.

Luong said the figures all represent a higher return level from the same period last year.

The entire workforce has resumed its tasks at some foreign companies, including Poh Huat Vietnam, Active Vietnam, and Alhonga Vietnam, Luong said.

However, the rate is relatively low at some labour-intensive companies; only 30 percent of workers at Tai Yuan returned, bottoming out at 20 percent of Koryo Vietnam’s workforce.

Luong cited workers travelling far to their hometowns for the holiday and requiring additional transit time to return to their employment as the main reason behind the low rates.

Binh Duong currently has 25 industrial zones.-VNA