The Prime Minister on October 3 issued Directive 27/CT-TTg, urging the restoration of industrial production in the context that the COVID-19 pandemic has gradually been put under control.
Accordingly, to remove difficulties for businesses and ensure safety for workers, the Government leader requests businesses that play the leading role in the restoration process to closely coordinate with provincial-level People’s Committees in working out plans on goods production and circulation, commutation to work and accommodations for their workers, while ensuring the pandemic prevention and control at the highest level.
Meanwhile, provincial-level People’s Committees, as businesses’ managing agencies, are responsible for setting up steering committees for approving production plans submitted by local businesses, and coordinating with the Ministry of Health in promptly rolling out vaccination of industrial workers.
They are also tasked to closely coordinate with one another in managing and reaching agreement on inter-provincial travel of workers in a safe fashion, especially in provinces where the pandemic situation is still complicated.
At the same time, the Ministry of Health is requested to enact regulations guiding social distancing and COVID-19 testing to be applied at businesses, production conditions, and treatment of infected workers.
The Ministry of Transport is assigned to instruct localities in ensuring goods circulation while the Ministry of Planning and Investment will have to promptly devise solutions to remove difficulties for businesses regarding investment procedures and development of infrastructure facilities in industrial parks and economic zones.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will coordinate with the Ministry of Public Security and relevant agencies in facilitating the entry of foreign experts and skilled workers into the country.
The Directive also requests the Ministry of Finance and State Bank of Vietnam to review and guide the implementation of policies and regulations on tax exemption and reduction, and provide interest rate incentives and loans to enterprises in conformity with Government Resolution 105/NQ-CP.- (VLLF)