The local authorities of the Mekong Delta province Soc Trang are accelerating the implementation of a resettlement project for Khmer people in Vinh Chau town.

The project aims to improve the living conditions for ethnic minority households in Vinh Hai commune and provide them with a stable place of residence.

The resettlement project covers an area of 89.51ha, focussing on the construction of residential infrastructure, the re-arrangement of farmland, and the development of irrigation systems.

The project is to supply shelter, housing and arable land for local Khmer with low incomes, said Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Trung Hieu said at the September 8 meeting on the project’s implementation.

He asked Vinh Chau town’s authorities and other relevant units to complete all the necessary procedures and accelerate project implementation.

Soc Trang province is home to the largest group of Khmer in the Mekong Delta. At approximately 17 percent, the household poverty rate remains high.-VNA