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Earthquake victims receive handouts

Update: November, 30/2012 - 10:04

QUANG NAM (VNS)— Families affected by a series of recent earthquakes near Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant will receive more than VND3.7 billion (US$118,000) in compensation to cover the cost of damage repair, according to the plant's management board.

Electricity of Viet Nam – the plant's investor – will support repairs for 856 houses and eight public works at a cost of VND4 million ($190) and VND30 million ($1,400) for each respective unit.

Another VND1.2 billion ($57,000) will also be spent on repairing household water supply systems and 300 metres of inner traffic routes in the resettlement areas.

The People's Committee has approved the list of affected families, who will receive the aid as soon as possible. — VNS

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