A senior leader of the Council of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam has said the territory will pour more money in Vietnam, as it is receiving productive assistance from the government here, especially since anti-China riots left many of its firms damaged.

Chairwoman Liu Mei-te gave the assurance while meeting Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi on June 5, during which she lauded the government’s timely interference to stop the riots, helping affected Taiwanese enterprises get back to business quickly.

She also suggested the government offer more tax incentives for them.

PM Dung assured his guest that foreign companies, including those from Taiwan, will enjoy vast room for growth in Vietnam thanks to its improving business climate.

Discussing the unexpected riots that hit many Taiwanese firms last month, Dung said as China’s illegal dispatch of its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 in Vietnam’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone caused indignation among the public, and some of them were incited by extremists, thus violating the law, destroying and stealing property from several firms, including those run by Taiwanese firms.

According to Director of the Finance Ministry’s Insurance Supervisory Authority Phung Ngoc Khanh, insurance companies may pay 2 trillion VND (94 million USD) for the damage.

Meanwhile, authorities have arrested and brought to trial hundreds of rioters.-VNA