|The Thien Tan Investment and Construction Joint-stock Company has been constructing a section of National Highway No 1A running through the Mo Duc District in Quang Ngai central province. — Photo VNA
QUANG NGAI (VNS) — A representative of Thien Tan Construction Company said they are co-ordinating with Sai Gon-Ha Noi Insurance Corporation (BSH) to compensate families whose houses were damaged during construction of Highway No1A.
The Thien Tan Investment and Construction Joint-stock Company has been constructing a section of National Highway No 1A running through the Mo Duc District in Quang Ngai central province.
BSH hired an independent assessment company, Da Nang City-based Anh Duong Company, to assess the damage suffered by the houses.
Based on the assessment, Thien Tan Company has already paid VND1.6 billion (US$74,400) as compensation to 126 households.
It will continue paying VND1.1 billion ($51,000) compensation to another 78 households next week, said Huynh Bao Linh, director of the company.
A total of 923 households in Mo Duc District have petitioned the Thien Tan Company after their houses developed cracks last December during the company's construction of a section of the national highway.
The cracks could result in casualties and loss to property, they claimed.
Anh Duong Company has so far assessed the damage in 372 cracked houses.
A representative of the Anh Duong Company said a lack of assessors and the large number of damaged houses were the main causes for the slow work.
Additionally, the representative said the construction of the section of the National Highway No1A would continue to affect houses around it, so his company had examined and assessed houses located in the vicinity of the road.
Linh the director of Thien Tan Company said the construction was meeting all the regulations of the Ministry of Transport, and the cracks that had developed in the houses were due to the poor condition of the sandy soil. — VNS