A landslide area in Cam Pha city (Photo: VNA)
Quang Ninh (VNA) – The northeastern province of Quang Ninh will mobilise financial resources to relocate people from landslide- and flood-prone areas in 2018.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vu Van Dien has requested the Vietnam National Coal-Minister Industries Holding Corporation Limited (Vinacomin) to soon stabilise the lives of 1,200 households in Doi Che region, Ha Long city, affected by coal mining.

Plans to move residents from the landslide- and flood-prone areas and prevent natural disasters in 2016-2020 have been quickly implemented by the province after historic floods in late July and early August in 2015.

Nearly 2,000 households will be relocated from dangerous areas.

The province will zone off some 105 hectares of land and spend more than 2 trillion VND (87.9 million USD) for the relocation.

The Department of Construction reported that by April 30, 2017, the province relocated 283 households, including 237 under the aforesaid schemes in 2016-2020, with a vision to 2025.

The province will relocate the remaining 1,637 households, and implementing other projects to build houses for poor people and revolutionary contributors.

Quang Ninh aims to spend 96 billion VND (4.2 million USD) building and upgrading houses for 3,127 revolutionary contributors in 2017-2018.

Dien asked the provincial Bank for Social Policies and the provincial Fatherland Front Committee and other political groups to mobilise financial resources from the central government and sponsors to complete these accommodation projects as soon as possible.-VNA