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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.
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.
Receiving gifts of rice, meat, vegetable and milk, Le Thi Dung was happy that she and her family had nutritious food to eat.
Seeing the last of some instant noodles and vegetables in the kitchen, laid-off worker Trinh Thi Ngoc Loan in the southern province of Can Tho could not hold back her tears.
The Standing Board of the HCM City Party Committee on Sunday (August 15) asked authorities of Thu Duc City and all districts to quickly provide support, including cash and free food, to needy people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.