Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (front, second, left)
talks to workers of the Foster Electric Bac Ninh Co. Ltd on May 31st (Photo: VNA)
Deputy General Director of the Foster Electric
Nguyen Quang Hoang said the group, established in Japan in 1949, is running
four factories in Vietnam, and the plant in Bac Ninh is employing 3,600
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact has led to
a drop in the number of orders, causing difficulties for the firm’s
production and business activities. Facing this, the company has been taking
measures to recover production and resigned itself to profit cut to ensure
At the dialogue with the Government leader, workers
appreciated the Party and State’s efforts against COVID-19, as well as the
aid package for people affected by the pandemic, including laborers. They
said they will continue complying with preventive measures for the disease
and share difficulties facing their business and the country.
They also expressed their hope that the Government
will keep a good control of the pandemic, assist businesses and export
activities to guarantee laborers’ jobs and income, and support the building
of housing, day-care centres and supermarkets to meet their daily needs.
In response, PM Phuc said housing for workers is an
issue that needs more attention, asking the Vietnam General Confederation of
Labor and Bac Ninh authorities to reserve more resources and create
favorable mechanisms for the housing construction.
He also asked enterprises and localities nationwide
to pay more heed to occupational safety and health, including COVID-19
prevention and control.
He affirmed the Party and State always create the
best possible environment for all domestic and foreign investors to operate
successfully in Vietnam. Therefore, both enterprises and state agencies are
responsible for developing a healthy business climate.
On the occasion of the Workers’ Month in May, the PM
also presented gifts to 100 labourers with outstanding performance and those
with disadvantages of the company.
Following that, he visited and presented gifts to
families living in workers’ rented housing area in Roi Soc hamlet of Phu
Chan commune, Tu Son town.
At a working session with key local officials later
on May 31st, PM Phuc described province’s achievements, including leading
positions nationwide in many aspects, as miracles for a small locality like
He also highly valued the dynamism, creativity,
persistence and resolve of the local Party organisation, administration,
people and business community.
Highlighting the improvement of people’s income as
the ultimate goal of economic development, the PM noted that as Bac Ninh is
an industrial province with a small area, a big population and a large
number of migrant workers from other localities and countries, it also needs
to pay attention to ensuring social security, order and stability.
Besides, the province has to diversify economic
sectors, he said, adding that the development process must always centre on
people so that no one is left behind.
It needs to work towards inclusive and harmonious
growth evenly based on the three pillars of economy, society and
environment, according to the Cabinet leader.
At the meeting, PM Phuc said as Samsung is a major
foreign investor with considerable contributions to local socio-economic
development, Bac Ninh should put this firm at the centre of its electronics
industry and connect this sector’s development with neighboring provinces as
well as the Hanoi Capital Region./.