LAM DONG Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung participated in a ceremony yesterday to hand over 26 houses to ethnic minority families, who were relocated due to a bauxite exploitation project in Lam Dong Province.
Dung praised the Central Highland province and the project s investor for promptly implementing the site clearance for the project and resettlement for the locals.
He expressed his wishes that provincial authorities continue co-ordinating with the Viet Nam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) in taking care of local people s living standards and encouraging local youngsters to work in the project.
PM Dung has urged the investor and contractor of the bauxite exploitation project to ensure it stays on schedule.
Dung yesterday gave the directive to the project s management board as part of his working visit to the province.
He highlighted the significant role of the project for the country s industrialisation and modernisation.
He asked Vinacomin, as the project s investor, to not only ensure the economic efficiency of the project but also protect the environment and sustainable development of the Central Highlands.
Viet Nam had a reserve of 5.5 billion tonnes of bauxite, mainly in Central Highland provinces, Dung noted.
Therefore, he said, to effectively exploit the mineral resource would provide the country with considerable benefits. VNS