The Hanoitimes - Deputy Prime Minister (PM) Trinh Dinh Dung has asked provincial and municipal People’s Committees to allocate land and raise policies to attract investments in developing social housing projects to improve living standards of workers in industrial and economic zones and industrial clusters.
The Government Office recently announced the conclusions of Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung on the management and operation of industrial and economic zones nationwide.
Accordingly, Deputy PM Dung asked the Ministry of Construction to review the master development planning of industrial and economic zones to ensure in line with urban and housing development.
He asked ministries and authorities to speed up the building of social housing in industrial and economic zones nationwide.
According to the document, the Deputy PM Dung required provincial and municipal People’s Committees to allocate land and raise policies to attract investments in developing social housing projects and social facilities with the aims of improving living standards of workers in industrial and economic zones and industrial clusters.
Besides, he instructed to tighten the supervision of the development of waste treatment and fire prevention systems at industrial zones.
Particularly, the Deputy PM asked the Ministry of Planning and Investment to consider policies for the development of new models for industrial zones, such as ecological zones, supporting zones and industrial service-urban complexes.
According to statistics from the Economic Zones Management Department, as of July Vietnam had 316 industrial zones, within a total area of 88,600 hectares, 218 of which were in operation, with an occupancy rate of nearly 70 percent.
There were 16 economic zones in Vietnam, within a total area of 15,600 hectares.
As of July, there were more than 3 million labourers working in industrial and economic zones across the country. Enterprises at industrial and economic zones alsoo contributed nearly 51 percent of Vietnam’s total export revenue.