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Wind power firm fined for using illegal Chinese laborers in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Wind power firm fined for using illegal Chinese laborers in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Friday, July 16, 2021, 14:09 GMT+7
Wind power firm fined for using illegal Chinese laborers in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
Chinese laborers work at a wind power plant in Gia Lai Province, Vietnam. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

A wind power company in Vietnam’s Central Highlands has been fined over VND100 million (US$4,340) for illegally employing 19 Chinese workers.

A source close to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper confirmed on Thursday that the People’s Committee in Gia Lai Province had imposed a fine worth VND105 million ($4,560) on Ia Pet Dak Doa Wind Power Plant Number Two JSC for the illegal employment of foreign workers.

The fining came after competent authorities inspected the company on May 6.

Officers discovered a total of 19 Chinese workers who did not have legitimate work permits.

According to the provincial Department of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs, there are 369 foreign laborers at wind power plants in the locality.

Among them, 342 have yet to obtain work permits.

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