Quang Tri province is working to complete compensation payment for marine incident in June - Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)

Quang Tri (VNA) – The central province of Quang Tri is working to complete the distribution of a compensation batch for local victims of last year’s marine environment incident within June.

So far Quang Tri authorities have allocated to local administrations more than 679 billion VND (29.87 million USD) for the compensation.

To date, over 618 billion VND (27.19 million USD) of the sum have been disbursed.

Nguyen Duc Chinh, Chairman of the Quang Tri People’s Committee, urged local agencies of different levels to speed up the progress for completion on June 30.

Fishery activities and tourism across 16 coastal communes in the four districts of Vinh Linh, Gio Linh, Trieu Phong and Hai Lang have so far recorded good recovery.

Four central coastal provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue were affected by a marine environment incident that caused mass fish deaths last year. The pollution affected more than 260,000 people who earn their living from the sea.

In late June 2016, Taiwanese-invested Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Limited Company admitted responsibility for the incident and pledged 11.5 trillion VND (500 million USD) in compensation.-VNA