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Kien Giang Province halts licenses for sea encroachment projects

People’s Committee in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang yesterday decided to halt issuance of license of sea encroachment projects.

Artist impression of Rach Gia project in the northwest (Photo: SGGP)

Artist impression of Rach Gia project in the northwest (Photo: SGGP)

According to the province’s steering board of ocean encroachment project, two ocean encroachment sections have formed in Rach Gia bay with total area of 520 hectare.
Of the projects, Rach Gia project kicked off in 1999 as per the Prime Minister’s decision in the area of 420 hectare and the 100 hectare northwest section kicked off in 2015 plus a 16 hectare natural alluvial ground.
The Rach Gia project has been location of 60,000 people and construction of administrative section, headquarter, hospitals and schools.
Phu Cuong Company was given 160 hectare in the project to build new urban with infrastructure , houses, village, parks. Kien Giang Construction Consultation Company was assigned to build public works, commercial centers, and resettlement houses in the northwest section.

By VINH THUAN – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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