The senior Vietnamese official was charged with letting the PetroVietnam Construction Corporation rack up around VND3.2 trillion ($147 million) in losses between 2011 and 2013. Thanh first caught media attention in June for driving a luxury Lexus with a government license plate in a country where the annual average income was around $2,100. The scandal caused an uproar over the use of public money.
6. The Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Coproration paid roughly $500 million after discharging toxic waste off the coast of central Vietnam. How long will it take Vietnam to recover from the disaster?
a. 3 years
b. 5 years
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