HANOI: Regardless of the devastating impression of the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam’s textile and garment business has seen secure progress, recording an export turnover of US$8.84bil (RM37bil) within the first quarter of 2022 with a rise of twenty-two.5% in opposition to the identical interval final 12 months.
In lots of industries, particularly labour-intensive ones just like the textile and garment business, labor shortages in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic have instantly impacted attire producers’ manufacturing and enterprise actions.
Tran Tuong Anh, deputy common director of Haa Tho Textile and Garment JSC, stated early March this 12 months, 1,719 staff in her firm have been examined constructive for Covid-19, accounting for 15% of the corporate’s whole variety of staff.
Having numerous staff to take off from work, the corporate encountered many difficulties in arranging its manufacturing plans.
As well as, after returning to work, their well being remained poor and so they couldn’t sustain with every day work, resulting in low productiveness.
Subsequently, the corporate should negotiate with clients to reschedule supply instances, rearrange manufacturing plans, and prioritize pressing orders first.
The corporate has additionally organized totally different workplaces and canteen for many who examined constructive for Covid-19 to work as soon as well being authorities accepted it, stated Tuong Anh.
The Garment 10 Corp has associates in lots of provinces and cities.
In the course of the pandemic, the corporate nonetheless maintained its manufacturing as many staff examined constructive for Covid-19, stated Bach Thang Lengthy, the company’s deputy director.
In the meantime, 8-3 Textile Co Ltd struggled with labor shortages worsened by the crush of recent Covid circumstances forcing many into isolation.
Nonetheless, the corporate’s board of administrators have been versatile in altering shifts and rotating staff to make sure manufacturing and enterprise actions.
Over the previous two years, significantly within the fourth wave of the pandemic, attire corporations have at all times confronted difficulties because of disruption of the worldwide provide chain, resulting in a brief closure of many corporations.
Hoang Van Linh, chairman of Aligro JSC, stated materials have been based mostly on the seasons. Subsequently, his firm prioritized garment orders and had sufficient uncooked supplies.
To deal with uncertainty in the course of the pandemic, the corporate decided to make sure social and welfare pursuits for workers to make them really feel safe at work, stated Linh.
A consultant of Haa Tho Textile and Garment JSC stated staff have been required instantly to depart work for remedy in the event that they have been contaminated with Covid-19.
“After recovering from sickness and returning to work, staff have been supported with finance and meals for 2 weeks,” the consultant stated.
To take care of labor shortages because of isolation, the corporate has additionally been versatile in altering shifts and rotating work to make sure secure manufacturing.
Vietnam has modified its technique from a zero-Covid coverage to secure and versatile adoption and efficient management of the Covid-19 pandemic whereas recovering and growing the economic system.
Textile and garment producers beneath the Vietnam Nationwide Textile and Garment Group have obtained orders till the tip of the third quarter and the entire 12 months, due to their versatile responses throughout a pandemic and the sturdy responses of related our bodies.
The business is anticipated to thrive and earn US$43bil (RM182bil) in exports this 12 months.
Producers ought to seize alternatives and work with companions to faucet into the expansion potential of the world’s textile and garment market. — Vietnam Information/ANN