Fishermen in Thua Thien Hue province. (Source: sggp.org.vn)

Thua Thien Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien-Hue on October 25-26 continued distributing compensation for residents affected by the marine environmental incident.

The beneficiaries come from 28 communes and towns in Phu Loc, Phu Vang and Quang Dien districts.

A total of 8.4 billion VND (376,000 USD) in compensation was distributed to 391 affected people in Loc Binh and Vinh Hai communes in Phu Loc district while those in Phu Dien commune in Phu Vang district received 16 billion VND (717,000 USD).

Meanwhile, 666 victims in Quang Cong commune of Quang Dien district got 14 billion VND (627,000 USD) in compensation.

Coastal communes in Phong Dien district and Huong Tra town will continue distributing compensation this weekend.

Nguyen Van Cao, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said that compensation delivery has been implemented effectively and the province will seek solutions to help people shift to more stable jobs.

The Taiwan-invested Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Limited Company, on June 30 admitted responsibility for mass fish deaths in the four central coastal provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Quang Binh and Thua-Thien Hue between April and May. The company promised compensation of 11.5 trillion VND (500 million USD) for the incident.

Total compensation for those affected by the incident in Thua Thien Hue is nearly 750 billion VND (33.6 million USD), 400 billion VND of which has been disbursed.-VNA