HCMC – Up to now, the government of Long Thanh District of Dong Nai Province has spent VND950 billion on compensating some 500 households affected by the Long Thanh Airport project.
Today, September 8, the district government paid over VND250 billion to 100 households, who have moved, with some 60 hectares of land, making it the fifth payment.
Earlier, the district had spent VND668 billion to pay for site clearance at some 400 households.
The affected households have each been paid from tens of millions of Vietnamese dong to VND15 billion.
Le Van Tiep, vice chairman of Long Thanh District, told VietnamPlus that in the first phase of the airport project, some 600 hectares of land owned by over 1,000 households needs to be recalled, while the rest of the area for the first phase is a rubber plantation owned by the Dong Nai Rubber Corporation. The district had earlier completed paying compensation to the firm.
After the compensation payments, the residents will draw for land lots for the housing construction in the Loc An-Binh Son resettlement area.
Work on the first phase of the Long Thanh airport project, which is set to cover 5,000 hectares of land in Dong Nai Province, east of HCMC, will begin in 2021.