With Resolution 128/NQ-CP of the Government and many supportive solutions of the city, businesses in Da Nang have started in a new normal state and no longer have to worry about supply chain disruption in production activities.
The joy of having a job
Happiness – that’s what we feel from the eyes of Ms. Le Thi Be, an employee of Da Nang Telala Co., Ltd specializing in Japanese underwear, located in Hoa Khanh Industrial Park, Da Nang City.
Ms. Be from Nghe An came to Da Nang to work as a worker for Telala for 9 years. The biggest joy for her and more than 130 employees of this enterprise is that “during the last pandemic, many colleagues lost their jobs or temporarily stopped working, but I almost never had to take a day off work and had a stable income.” And Ms. Be was even happier when “I just heard the announcement that the Government has just issued Resolution 128, so then no matter what the situation, workers like us will still be created conditions so as not to lose their jobs”.
The production workshop of Da Nang Telala Co., Ltd. is a Japanese enterprise specializing in underwear accessories, located in Hoa Khanh industrial zone – a day after the Government promptly issued Resolution 128 on “Safe adaptation, flexibility and effective control of the COVID-19 pandemic”.
It’s still the same people with the same production process being repeated, but here there is a new peace and joy after more than 15 days Da Nang city allows businesses to operate normally again with 100 % of employees working.
Ms. Tran Thi Uyen Sa – Production Manager of Da Nang Telala Co., Ltd. – said: Although Telala is one of the first enterprises in Da Nang to actively carry out “3 onsite” production very early, from mid-July. With the efforts and support of the government, the Trade Union helped Telala overcome difficulties, find ways to proactively source raw materials, export goods, maintain 70% of orders to maintain jobs for employees.
“Not only us, but the entire Da Nang business community are very happy when the Government issued Resolution 128 to remove obstacles. At this point, we will no longer have to worry about not completing orders as well as broken supply chains like in the past,” said Ms. Tran Thi Uyen Sa.
Mr. Pham Truong Son, Head of Management Board of Da Nang Hi-Tech Park and Industrial Parks commented: During the recent epidemic period, Da Nang businesses have been very persistent and have many creative solutions to overcome difficulties. . Especially during the time of Da Nang’s blockdown, businesses have implemented “3 on site” production, maintaining 30% of the workforce with more than 170 businesses and 15,000 workers.
Many businesses, such as Da Nang Rubber Joint Stock Company, in addition to “3 on site” also have “one routine, two destinations”. This has helped businesses maintain basic operations and avoid supply chain disruptions. And up to this point, businesses in Da Nang have returned to normal operations with 100% capacity. Many businesses even increased their capacity and recruited more workers because there were many orders from other localities. This is a happy, positive signal and a launching pad for businesses to hope for a brighter tomorrow.
According to Mr. Pham Truong Son, over the past time, the city has issued many support policies for businesses. First of all, it has created maximum conditions so as not to stop or limit production, despite the city’s blockdown. This is an important factor, creating great trust for businesses.
During the recent dialogue conference between the government and businesses, the city pledged to partially support the cost of testing for the control of the COVID-19 epidemic for employees. Consider reducing infrastructure use fees for enterprises to sublease land in industrial zones. These are not big but encouraging decisions of the government. Next, priority is given to vaccines for workers in industrial zones.
“There are times when the vaccination rate in the city is about 30%, in industrial zones, the rate is up to 70%. Now, almost 100% get the first shot, 15% get the second shot. We have petitioned the city government to pay attention to inject enough two injections early for workers so that they can produce,” said Mr. Son.
Long term vision
Recently, on October 5, at Da Nang Hi-tech Park, the project of Fujikin Da Nang Research, Development and Production Center started with a total investment of 35 million USD. The project will work with the goals of scientific research and technology development in the fields of science, engineering and technology, including generations of robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, hydrogen energy devices, nano-devices, artificial intelligence (AI) technology, water purification system, wireless power delivery system and new material development.
According to Mr. Pham Truong Son, Head of Management Board of Da Nang Hi-Tech Park and Industrial Park, the fact that a Japanese enterprise started construction of a 35 million USD project in the context of Da Nang’s disease outbreak lasting more than 5 months shows that foreign investors have confidence in the strategic geographical location, living environment, and modern infrastructure of Da Nang. On the other hand, this is also the result of the city’s investment attraction policy with a long-term vision and the result of a long process.