Vice Chairman of the ​Quang Ninh People’s Committee Dang Huy Hau speaks at a conference on the evacuation project (Source: qtv.vn)
Quang Ninh (VNA) – The northern coastal province of Quang Ninh plans to evacuate 2,138 households from the areas prone to landslides and floods with a total investment of 2 trillion VND (89.6 million USD) from now to 2025.

According to the provincial Department of Construction, 371 areas are at risk of landslides and flooding. Nearby residents must be evacuated.

By 2018, 1,257 households near coalfields and dumps and in the areas most vulnerable to landslides and floods will be moved.

The land fund for the evacuation is estimated at around 53 hectares, while the capital for the work will total 2 trillion VND from state and local budgets, and from relevant enterprises – mainly those operating in the coal sector.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dang Huy Hau said on February 25 that the evacuation project will provide households with better living conditions.

The evacuation process requires commitments from evacuees and confirmation from local authorities, he added.-VNA