Labor authorities in the central province of Quang Binh have reported that more than 300 Chinese laborers are working without licenses at local construction sites.
A report by the provincial Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs says a total 369 foreign workers, 359 of whom are Chinese, are working at 21 sites.
Only 39 of 359 Chinese workers employed by the Van Hoa Cement Plant, Truong Son Cement Plant and the Quang Binh Export-Import Joint Stock Company, have licenses, according to the report.
Only a few of the Chinese workers can produce certificates of qualification, the report said.
Early this month, labor authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau inspected the construction site of the Ca Mau Fertilizer Plant and found 1,056 unregistered Chinese workers.
The Ca Mau Province People's Committee later set a deadline of August 19 for the registration of all illegal Chinese workers found during the inspection.
After that point, the project contractors are required to send unlicensed workers home and recruit local workers.
However, on August 21, Thanh Nien reporters spotted a large number of unlicensed Chinese workers at the plant's construction site.
Representatives from the Ca Mau Province Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs declined to comment.