People of Nam Sơn Commune, Sóc Sơn District receive compensations on Tuesday. – VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Khánh
HÀ NỘI — Residents living around Hà Nội’s largest dumping ground of Nam Sơn in Sóc Sơn District started receiving land compensation from Tuesday, the Vietnam News Agency has reported.
According to Nguyễn Hữu Hùng, deputy director of Sóc Sơn District Land Fund Development Centre, 1,100 households affected by the landfill in three communes of Nam Sơn, Hồng Kỳ and Bắc Sơn will be relocated with total compensation of VNĐ3.4 trillion (US$146.2 million).
More than VNĐ182 billion ($7.8 million) was paid to 186 families in Nam Sơn Commune on Tuesday while 39 households in Hồng Kỳ Communce will receive the money on Thursday.
Sóc Sơn District People’s Committee is working on the compensation and relocation plan for people living in Bắc Sơn Commune.
People of the three communes will be relocated at least 1,000m from the landfill.
Earlier this year, residents living around the dumping ground blocked garbage trucks from entering the area to oppose the sluggish process of land clearance and compensation for a relocation project.
The protest led to rubbish being piled up on the streets and near apartment buildings in Hà Nội’s inner districts.
A project to relocate three communes was approved by local authorities in 2017 due to severe pollution.
Nam Sơn dump receives some 5,000 tonnes of garbage a day from inner districts. — VNS