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Trà Vinh to invest $1.5 million in resettlement project

Update: June, 14/2019 - 17:31

TRÀ VINH — The southern province of Trà Vinh People’s Committee has decided to invest VNĐ35 billion (US$1.5 million) in implementing a resettlement project for people affected by landslides in Cầu Ngang town and Thuận Hòa Commune, Cầu Ngang District.

Of which, VNĐ15 billion will come from the central budget and the rest from the provincial budget.

The investor is the Management Board of the province’s Rural Development and Agricultural Construction Investment Projects.

 Residents affected by landslides in Cà Mau will be moved to safety thanks to a US$1.5 million resettlement project. — Illustration photo

The project will build an embankment system over a total length of 500m, a pier, drainage system, trees and power supply.

It is expected to be put into use in 2020, providing stable accommodation for 242 households.

In addition, the project will help prevent flooding in Cầu Ngang Town and erosion along the river.

In the period 2012-18, Trà Vinh Province invested about VNĐ107 billion ($4.6 million) resettling people in landslide-prone areas.

More than 500 households with 2,000 people were given new accommodation, vocational training and farming training.

Provincial authorities also encouraged people to grow mangrove trees. — VNS

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