A ceremony marks the start of construction of the Can Tho waste-to-power plant, a project invested by the Chinese-based Everbright International company (Photo: sggp.org.vn)

Can Tho (VNA) – Authorities in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho have fined four Chinese nationals for working without official permission. 

The four – Cheng Shi Jian (born in 1965), Cheng Shuang Hu (1986), Yang Zhen (1976), and Tong Xiao Long (1991) – entered Vietnam using tourist visas. However, they stayed on to work at the construction site of a solid-waste treatment plant in Truong Xuan commune, Thoi Lai district, Can Tho City.

Of the four, Tong Xiao Long operated a small business, while the others worked as building engineers.

For their breach of regulations on foreign immigration, the Chinese violators have been fined 20 million VND (850 USD) each.

The site where they used to work is part the Can Tho waste-to-power plant, a project invested by the Chinese-based Everbright International company. Its construction began on June 30 last year.–VNA