Photo Story: Construction Workers

Working - Saigon/HCMC: Aug. 4, 2017

As urbanisation grows in the major cities across Vietnam, especially in Saigon, demand for construction workers rises too. This human force comes from many different parts of the country, and especially rural areas, where it’s becoming more and more difficult to find a decent job to earn a living. Many turn to construction to make a steady income, moving to the big city for a long period of time until a construction project is completed. It’s no wonder why these workers become a close-knit community right from the start.

They work side-by-side, eat together, relax together and even sleep in the same place. They often choose to stay at makeshift dorms built right next to the construction sites, or they build small huts themselves where they nap in between shifts. They look like a gang at times!

It’s easy to see that many of these workers have hard lives. We wanted to get an insight perspective on this community, so we visited one of the projects currently being built near the city centre. Here is a visual story for all the construction workers out there, who work to make our city beautiful.

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