Businesses in the Thuan An and Di An townships of the southern province of Binh Duong reported quick recovery following the incidence in May 2014 during a visit by provincial officials on February 11.

Golf club head maker Vision International Co. Ltd, located in the VSIP 1 Industrial Park in Thuan An, earned 40 million USD in revenue last year, its General Director Sir Jimmy told Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s committee Tran Thanh Liem.

He said thanks to assistance from local authorities, the firm was able to resume and expand its operations after disruptions from worker disturbances protesting China’s placement of an oil rig in Vietnamese waters in mid-May of last year.

The Taiwanese company has raised workers’ wages in line with the State’s policy and granted higher Lunar New Year bonus than last year, the executive said.

Meanwhile, the Dong Hung Industrial Joint Stock Company in the Tan Dong Hiep A Industrial Park was also able to rapidly stabilise its activities following protest disruption, General Director Ha Duy Hung reported.

The firm manufactured 10.73 million pairs of footwear in 2014, a 22.1 percent annual increase, and earned over 1.71 trillion VND (80 million USD) in revenue. The company employed 10,000 workers with an average monthly salary of 7.25 million VND (345 USD), a yearly increase of 12 percent, he noted.

Vice Chairman Liem commended the enterprises’ efforts in developing production and improving employees’ livelihood, which has helped boost Binh Duong’s economic growth.

He assured them that local authorities will work to create favourable conditions for their operations.

Binh Duong, which is located in the southern key economic region, attracted the fourth largest FDI amount in 2014 with 19.98 billion USD, following HCM City, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, and Dong Nai, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency.-VNA