Insurance companies paid nearly 116 billion VND (5.45 million USD) for businesses that were affected in incidents sparked by workers’ rallies protesting against China’s illegal actions in Vietnam’s waters on May 13-14.

Of the figure, over 88 billion VND (4.13 million USD) was compensated for 51 enterprises, while over 27 billion VND (1.26 million USD) was advanced to 23 others. About 11 billion VND (517,000 USD) will be paid for 34 enterprises after they accomplish required documents.

These figures were unveiled by Mai Van Nhon, deputy head of Dong Nai’s industrial zone management board during a working session between the provincial People’s Committee, insurance companies and the affected businesses on October 23.

At the August 20 meeting with the provincial People’s Committee to review the assistance to the affected enterprises, it was reported that among the 205 businesses hit by the disturbances, 114 have reported total property losses of nearly 377 billion VND (17.7 million USD), while 82 declined any assistance.

As many as 451 suspects involved in the disturbances have been detained so far for their involvement in the riots. Authorised offices have taken legal proceedings against 164 suspects and 28 cases.-VNA