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Quảng Ninh to relocate people from landslide-prone areas in 2018

Update: June, 30/2017 - 11:05
The northeastern province of Quảng Ninh will mobilise financial resources to relocate people from landslide- and flood-prone areas in 2018. — Photo baotintuc.vn

QUẢNG NINH —  The northeastern province of Quảng Ninh will mobilise financial resources to relocate people from landslide- and flood-prone areas in 2018. 

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vũ Văn Diện requested the Việt Nam National Coal-Mineral Industries Holding Corporation Limited (Vinacomin) stabilise the lives of 1,200 households in Đồi Chè region, Hạ Long City, affected by coal mining. 

Plans to move residents from the landslide- and flood-prone areas and prevent natural disasters in 2016-20 were implemented by the province after historic floods in late July and early August in 2015. 

Nearly 2,000 households will be relocated from dangerous areas. 

The province will zone off some 105 hectares and spend more than VNĐ2 trillion (US$87.9 million) for the relocation. 

The Department of Construction reported that by April 30, 2017, the province relocated 283 households, including 237 under the aforesaid schemes. 

The province will relocate the remaining 1,637 households, and implement other projects to build houses for the poor and revolutionary contributors. 

Quảng Ninh aims to spend VNĐ96 billion ($4.2 million) building and upgrading houses for 3,127 revolutionary contributors in 2017-18. — VNS

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