QUANG NGAI — VND50 billion (US$2.38 million) will be offered advanced from central Quang Ngai Province's budget to speed up the resettlement of residents forced out of their homes by the Nuoc Trong Water Reservoir project.
The project needs VND180 billion ($8.57 million) this year for land clearance, compensation and resettlement.
To date, about 33 per cent of more than 430 households have been relocated.
Work on the reservoir in the mountainous Son Ha District began in 2007. Slow progress in resettlement has badly affected the life of local people.-VNS