|Accommodation for workers of TG Co. in Long An Province. (Photo: TN)|
According to industrial park and export processing zone authorities in southern provinces, the need for worker housing far outweighs the available accommodation. Just 3 to 7.8 percent of the demand is currently being met, they report.
Only 13 out of 26 industrial parks in Binh Duong Province have built houses for workers on a total area of 117,702 square meters.
It is estimated that 1.9 million square meters of housing needs to be built by 2020.
In Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai Province, only 3 percent of workers are provided with accommodation.
In other provinces such as Long An, Tien Giang, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Tay Ninh, and Lam Dong, just a few firms have built accommodation for their employees.
However, it has been reported that these residential quarters lack many essential facilities and services. The price of water and electricity at some of the lodgings also remains more than many workers can afford while other quarters have no drainage systems.