- News in Vietnam
- 27 September 2021
Ho Chi Minh City will develop a set of criteria to restore production
Ho Chi Minh City leaders said that they would develop a set of 8 criteria for eight industries, including industry and trade, tourism, health care, education, construction, labor, invalids, and society.
On the afternoon of September 10, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City held a conference to collect comments from the business community, complete the draft plan for COVID-19 prevention, control, and economic recovery in Ho Chi Minh City after September 15, 2021. The conference was chaired by a Member of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Phan Van Mai; Vice-Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoa Binh.
Construction of 3 phases of opening up, economic recovery
- Phase 1 (expected from September 16, 2021 – October 31, 2021), individuals and employees with Covid Green Card can participate in activities
- In phase 2 (scheduled from October 31, 2021, to January 15, 2022), the city will expand the Covid Green Card holders (under 20 people).
- By phase 3 (expected after January 15, 2022), the city plans to open all economic activities.
In addition to the expected roadmap, the city also has solutions to support businesses, including credit support, support to organize production and trade, reduce costs and take care of workers’ lives; supporting market expansion, supporting information and training human resources; support from the state budget.
Ho Chi Minh City will pilot the set of criteria until September 30 in localities that have announced epidemic control and can be expanded to Tan Thuan export processing zones and high-tech zones. During the pilot period, a safe place will open the door.
Accordingly, Ho Chi Minh City will gradually ease social distancing, pilot the “COVID Green Card,” “COVID yellow card,” pilot the opening of many fields according to the roadmap in District 7, Cu Chi, Can Gio in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Government has just issued Resolution 105 on supporting businesses, cooperatives, and business households in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic.
- The first solution is to create conditions for businesses to maintain product development, ensure safety against epidemics, with critical contents such as giving priority to vaccinate workers and instructing companies to self-test for COVID-19.
- The second solution is related to the circulation of goods. The Ministry of Transport guides localities to implement “green channels” for road and waterway transport, etc., without requiring additional permits to obstruct traffic.
- The third solution is to remove financial difficulties and cash flow for businesses, including reducing social insurance premiums, tax, and fee exemption and reduction.
- The fourth solution is to create favorable conditions for labor, allowing foreign experts to work in the new context.