600 households relocated in Lao Cai
LAO CAI — Authorities in the northern province of Lao Cai have relocated 600 households this year that would have been seriously affected by flash flooding and landslides at a cost of VND6.1 billion (US$290,000).
A total of more than 3,200 households need to be moved out of high-risk areas with an expenditure of VND33 billion ($1.5 million). But local authorities said they were facing a shortage of both money and land.
The province, however, would be ready with measures to mitigate loss of life and property from natural disasters this year, they said.-VNS