|Households in Bảo Thắng District affected by the waste pond’s spillover in Lào Cai Province will receive compensation. - VNA/VNS Photo Quốc Khánh|
LÀO CAI - The People’s Committee in the northern province of Lào Cai has approved a decision to compensate households that were affected when a wastewater pond burst its banks recently.
The waste pond belonged to a DAP fertiliser factory, and spilled over 45,000cu.m of mud and untreated chemicals into nearby neighbourhoods following torrential rain on September 7.
Of which, VNĐ18 billion will be used for resettlement and the remainder for residential land payment.
Bảo Thắng District, has also said it will help families with their rent in the meantime.