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Thua Thien – Hue (VNA) – Authorities in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue have begun distributing compensation for residents affected by recent mass fish deaths.

A budget of 400 billion VND (18 million USD) will be distributed among people in the districts of Phong Dien, Quang Dien, Phu Vang and Phu Loc and in Huong Tra town.

All localities involved were tasked with setting up teams in charge of the distribution work. These teams will cooperate with banks to serve demand for banking services.

The management of the funds will be closely monitored to ensure efficiency and transparency.

In late June, Taiwan-invested Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Limited Company admitted responsibility for the mass fish deaths in the four provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue, and pledged 11.5 trillion VND (500 million USD) in compensation.

On September 29, the Prime Minister issued Decision 1880/QD-TTg on the compensation levels for damage from the incident. Under the decision, seven affected sectors in Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien – Hue will receive compensation, namely seafood harvesting, aquatic breeding, salt production, coastal seafood business activities, fishing logistics, coastal tourism services, and seafood stockpiling and purchasing.-VNA