Despite being constantly on the move and staying in makeshift accommodations, construction workers in Ho Chi Minh City still move forward and are ready for whatever comes next. Makeshift shanties erected at a construction site, secluded at a swamp next to the Saigon River, along Ven Ho Trung Tam Street in Thu Duc City, are where Nguyen Van Kiet, a 29-year-old construction worker, and more than a dozen co-workers have called home for the past several weeks. The site is filled with noise and dust, and piles of construction materials are strewn across the area. With walls temporarily built from corrugated iron and floors from planks of wood, the shanties, which double as the workers' living and sleeping space, will be removed as construction nears completion. These makeshift accommodations lack the basics like a kitchen and toilet. Construction is ongoing at a building site in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo : Cong Trieu / Tuoi Tre On the day a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper correspondent visited the under-construction site, more than 50 workers rode off on their motorbikes, while the remaining 50 workers trudged back to the ramshackle sheds after a long working day. Kiet, who hails from An Giang… Read full this story
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