The Management Board of Industrial Parks of Bac Giang Province has allowed nine enterprises in Van Trung, Dinh Tram and Quang Chau industrial parks in Viet Yen district, Vietnam’s largest epidemic hotspot, to resume operations.
Many companies in industrial zones in Bac Giang province had to suspend operations because of the Covid-19 epidemic.
These enterprises resumed operations under the plan to restore production when the epidemic is being actively controlled. Among them are several enterprises producing electronic components for large corporations like Samsung and Foxconn.
Two companies, New wing and Fuhong PC, resumed operations from May 28; S-Connect BG Vina Co., Ltd reopened on May 29; Si Flex, Fuyu Precision Co., Ltd; Gigalane Co., Ltd, Jeil Tech, New Hope and New Hope Special Zone Company resumed operation on May 30.
Among these firms, Fuhong Precision Component (Dinh Tram Industrial Park); New Wing Interconnect Technology Company (Van Trung Industrial Park); and Fuyu Precision Limited (Quang Chau Industrial Park) are component manufacturers for Foxconn Group - Apple's component supplier.
Fuhong Precision Components located in Dinh Tram Industrial Park manufactures computers and computer peripherals. New Wing Interconnect Technology Company's main activities are outsourcing electronic components, and manufacturing computers and peripheral devices. S-Connect BG Vina, Si Flex, Gigalane Co., Ltd, Jeil Tech manufacture components for Samsung Corporation.
The companies divided workers into groups of 10-16 people per group, called "Worker's team against Covid-19".
The other two companies, New Hope and New Hope Special Zone, produce animal feed.
The total number of employees returning to work is 4,056 workers, including 1,294 workers of Newwing, 1,295 workers of Fohong, 500 workers of Si Flex, and 343 workers of Fuyu.
Production has been restored, but the Management Board of Bac Giang Province’s Industrial Parks asked these firms to strictly and fully comply with regulations of competent authorities on epidemic prevention and control, such as meeting distance requirements, having dormitories for workers, workers tested negative for covid-19 twice, with the latest test being one day before returning to the factory.
The companies divided workers into groups of 10-16 people per group, called "Worker's team against Covid-19". These groups will be transported together from their residence to the workplace and vice versa, have their own accommodation, eat meals in shifts, etc. to limit contact with others. This will enable easy zoning and tracing of Covid-19 cases.
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