The Song Than Industrial Park in southern Binh Duong province pledges to do its utmost to support foreign-invested businesses hurt by recent social disorder to maintain their investment flow in the locality.

Huynh Uy Dung, Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Director of the Dai Nam Joint Stock Company, the main investor in the Song Than IP, made the commitment at a May 27 working session with representatives from 10 FDI enterprises, which all specialise in manufacturing Asama bicycle spare parts in the park.

Dung also informed participants about a plan to aid the businesses in resuming their production and ensuring jobs for their workers. He pledged to allow the Active International Vietnam Co., Ltd, a manufacturer of bicycle saddles, use 5,000 square metres at the IP without paying land use fees for 5-10 years.

Affected businesses will also be free to use 18,000 square metres of land to stock their products and materials during the process of restoring their production.

Dai Nam JSC will allow FDI enterprises to unconditionally use the Tan Dinh Industrial Cluster as a temporary place for their production, he said, adding the company will provide furnished accommodation for experts and staff working at the IP.

A representative from Asama Co., Ltd said the support is very timely and will help the company soon resume its production.

Tran Van Lieu, head of the managing board of Binh Duong’s IPs, required FDI companies operating in the Song Than IP 2 to count their real loss caused by the disturbances and submit a report on the damage to the board for its consideration as soon as possible.

He also suggested the firms pay for workers’ days off during the rallies and work with relevant agencies to tackle difficulties.

The disturbances erupted during workers’ rallies in protest of 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 property of foreign firms as well as of the State, businesses and individuals, and acted against law enforcement officials, disrupting social order and business activities. Thanks to the government’s timely interference, most affected companies have returned to work and social order and security has been restored.-VNA