The General Statistics Office’s report shows that the number of provinces with a positive net migration rate is 11. The remaining provinces have negative net migration rates.
HCMC authorities are seeking 37.6 trillion VND (1.66 billion USD) to build affordable housing for workers over the next five years, of which State revenue will account for no more than 5 percent of the total investment.
Experts have warned that workers say they will only return to HCM City after Tet, leaving a labor shortage at many businesses.
Dang Trong Ha, 27 years old, from central province of Nghe An, moved to southern Dong Nai Province in April with the hope of finding a well-paid job.
As many as 500,000 workers have left the labor market in the last five months, while a high number of workers have left HCM City for their hometowns, resulting in a serious labor shortage.
Tens of thousands of workers have repatriated, leading to a lack of jobs in destinations and of workers at their departure locations.
Many young couples have had to leave pandemic-hit cities to return to their hometowns because they don't have a job and are out of money. They carry their children in a long journey from the south to the north.
Thousands of people left HCM City for their hometowns in the last few days after the city lifted its lockdown on October 1, but many migrants have chosen to stay back to resume work or look for new jobs.
Tens of thousands of people from southern provinces that are Vietnam’s pandemic hotspot are flocking to the Central Highlands provinces, posing great pressure for the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic in these localities.
Thousands of migrant laborers have returned to their hometowns to avoid the pandemic, leaving behind city dreams. The consequence is that enterprises lack workers to restore production in the "new normal".
The huge flow of people leaving Vietnam’s Covid-19 hotspots to their hometowns in southwestern provinces has overloaded concentrated quarantine zones, where infection cases have been detected.
Many people have expressed their willingness to return to HCM City to work and study. The municipal authorities are considering using inter-provincial buses to bring them back.
In HCM City, gateway roads were quiet on August 2. There were no more images of “motorbike caravans” with up to hundreds of people leaving the city to go to their hometown.
Migrant workers in HCM City are seeking part-time work to compensate for reduced hours after the second COVID-19 outbreak.
Mass testing has revealed the extent of the spread amongst Singapore's migrant worker community.
The workers will be paid - but some have complained of overcrowded and dirty conditions.