September 3, 2008
Vietnam Coastal Families to Be Relocated for Safety Reasons
Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website
Quang Nam (VNA) -The central coastal province of Quang Nam is prepared to relocate 18,000 families with almost 73,000 members living along the coastline to safer places to protect them from natural disaster threats.
Along with residents' relocation efforts, the province has encouraged enterprises to invest in beach resorts and luxury coastal services centres to turn them into a natural disaster buffer zone.
These projects will also help tap two UNESCO-recognised World Cultural Heritage sites, the Champa Temple sanctuary and Hoi An ancient town as well as to develop the Chu Lai open economic zone effectively.
Originally published by VNA news agency website, Hanoi, in English 2 Sep 08.
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