The Department of Customs in the southern province of Binh Duong is making every effort to help import-export enterprises affected by recent disturbances normalise their production and business swiftly.

According to Nguyen Phuoc Viet Dung, director of the department, as many as 356 out of 369 businesses operating in Binh Duong have so far resumed their activities, maintaining contributions to the local budget.

He added that his agency helped 34 enterprises recover their lost data software and customs papers.

Branches of the department were also directed to work overtime to be able to quickly assist businesses.

The disturbances in some localities, including central Ha Tinh and southern Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces, erupted during workers’ rallies against China’s illegal placement of its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 in Vietnam’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone from early May.

Some extremists incited others to destroy the property of foreign firms, as well as some national businesses and individuals, and acted against law enforcement officials, disrupting social order and business activities.

Authorities have arrested and brought to trial hundreds of rioters./.