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Committee to help victims of environmental incident in central region

Update: August, 25/2016 - 09:00
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has signed a decision on the establishment of a steering committee to stabilise lives and production in four central provinces affected by the serious environmental incident.

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has signed a decision on the establishment of a steering committee to stabilise lives and production in four central provinces affected by the serious environmental incident.

The committee, led by Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình, will have 19 members representing ministries, the Government Office, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, and Chairpersons of the people’s committees of Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên-Huế.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoNRE) is assigned to serve as the committee’s standing office.

The MoNRE will establish a working group to assess damages, calculate compensation and offer support to victims in restoring production or switching to other livelihoods.

Headed by a MoNRE senior official, the group will comprise representatives from ministries, agencies and authorities from the four provinces. –  VNS

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