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Central region faces forest fire threats

Update: August, 16/2012 - 09:38

KHANH HOA — Some forested areas in central Khanh Hoa and Thua Thien-Hue provinces are facing an extremely high risk of fire due to hot weather and water shortages, according to the Forest Management Department, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The areas at risk include Khanh Hoa Province's Cam Ranh Town and Khanh Son District; and Huong Thuy and Huong Tra districts in Thua Thien-Hue Province. Hot weather conditions in the area have authorities concerned, as any outbreaks of fire will spread quickly. Housing for workers on low incomes

HA NOI — The capital city's People's Committee has entrusted the BIC Viet Nam Joint Stock Company to take charge of a project on building high-rise apartments for low-income earners.

Under the project, seven 12 to 18-storey buildings will be built on a 2.2-ha area south-west of Linh Dam Lake in Hoang Mai District. It is expected to provide homes for 1,000 households. - VNS

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