About 767 households raising clams in Long Hoa commune and Can Thanh town and 232 boats used for coastal fisheries will be directly affected by the project.

With the expanded area, the investor has agreed to support households that will lose their farming areas, including 79 clam-raising cooperatives. The total funding for affected clam cooperatives has reached VND 123.5 billion so far.

The HCM City People’s Committee is seeking approval to expand the Can Gio coastal tourist site from 600 to 2,870 hectares. Photo: ssgp.org.vn

The investor will also give priority to local laborers, while creating conditions for apprenticeships or career change to ensure benefits for locals.

The project is in line with the city’s housing development plan between 2016 and 2020, according to the People’s Committee.

Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said that if the PM approves the project, HCM City would instruct authorities to work with the Can Gio Tourism Urban Area Joint-Stock Company to complete land clearance.

The coastal district of Can Gio is located 60km away from downtown HCM City. It has great potential, with 13km of coastline, 34 square kilometers of beach area, and extensive mangrove rainforest intertwined with a dense system of rivers and canals and diverse flora and fauna.

Source: VNA