According to the municipal Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, 170,338 laborers working for businesses in the capital city, have received aid worth 85.1 billion VND, and 6,796 of those back to work have got a total of 7.65 billion VND.

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Director of the municipal Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Bach Lien Huong said the support plan has been performed swiftly and timely.

The municipal People’s Committee has authorised district-level People's Committee to appraise, approve, and implement the disbursement of support for laborers.

Enterprises have been guided to make dossiers requesting support for their laborers in order to avoid backlog of dossiers.

The department has proposed the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to extend the application deadline for another month to maximize support for workers facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Decision No.08/QD-TTg dated March 28, 2022 aims to assist workers who face housing difficulties and to help enterprises maintain production and attract back employees who left the country's largest economic hub for their hometowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the decision, laborers working in enterprises will receive 500,000 VND (22 USD) per person each month and those returning to the labor market 1,000,000 VND. The policy targets some 3.4 million laborers.

Source: VNA