Dak Nong Provincial Police Agency has reported that 112 Chinese are working illegally at wind power projects in Dak Song district in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong.
Colonel Ho Quang Thang, Deputy Director of Dak Nong Provincial Police Agency.
Colonel Ho Quang Thang, Deputy Director of Dak Nong Provincial Police Agency, told a press conference held by the authorities of Dak Nong Province on June 17 that 112 Chinese people were working without work permits at three wind power projects located in Dak Song district. The foreigners got visas issued by the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security under Vietnam’s regulations.
Among them, five hold visas valid for more than three months; 98 with visas valid for less than three months and 9 with visas valid for less than one month.
When entering Vietnam, they complied with all procedures for the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic in accordance with the law.
The Chinese people are staying at motels in Nam Binh commune and Duc An town in Dak Song district.
Colonel Thang said that these foreign workers entered the country in accordance with regulations, and that local authorities had not detected any activities that violated Vietnamese law or national security.
Director of the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of Dak Nong province Nguyen Cong Tu said that the Chinese workers had not been granted work permits. The local authorities have asked the employers to get work permits for these people.
Tu said that the employers promised to submit applications for work permits for these Chinese workers before June 21.
According to Dak Nong Department of Industry and Trade, the province has three wind power projects - Dak N'Drung 1, 2, and 3 - with a total capacity of 300 MW, and total investment of more than VND 10,000 billion, invested in by Dak N'Drung 1, 2, 3 Energy One Member Limited Liability Company.
Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of northern Hai Duong province Luu Van Ban has signed decisions fining two foreigners 40 million VND (1,739 USD) in total for entering Vietnam, working or engaging in other activities without permission of Vietnamese competent authorities.
Specifically, the first one is Wang Shoucheng, who is a Chinese national born in 1970 and now living in Lam Son commune, Hai Duong’s Thanh Mien district. Wang was granted a visa by the border guard station of Lang Son province’s Huu Nghi Border Gate with a temporary stay extension until June 23, 2021 to work at Kam Fung Vietnam International Company Limited in Quat Lam township in Nam Dinh province’s Giao Thuy district. However, on April 22, he quit this job and began working for Champion Product Vietnam Co., Ltd. in Lam Son commune one day later. Wang was fined 20 million VND for violating regulations at Point b, Clause 5, Article 17 of the Government’s Decree 167 dated November 12, 2013 on penalties for administrative violations in the field of security, social order and safety, and prevention of social evils; fire prevention and fighting, and domestic violence prevention and control.
The other was also given the same charge. The Chinese national, Ye Zhaoxin, was born in 1996 and is now living in Lam Son commune as well. He had a temporary stay extension until June 18, 2021 to work at Sun Vigor Vietnam Smart Toy Joint Stock Company in Hai Phong city’s Tien Lang district. However, on April 27, he also left his job and came to work at Champion Product Vietnam Co., Ltd.
With involvement with Wang Shouchen, Vu Van Buong, born in 1967, was fined 1.25 million VND for "letting foreigners stay overnight without declaring temporary residence, failing to instruct foreigners to declare temporary residence as prescribed or failing to comply with other regulations of competent agencies./. VNA
About 200 Chinese people are working at wind power plants in the Central Highlands provinces without a work permit, according to the local departments of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.