Re­set­tle­ment launched af­ter deadly land­slide

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA - By XIN­HUA in Xi’an

The gov­ern­ment of a vil­lage in north­west­ern China’s Shaanxi province that is sus­cep­ti­ble to land­slides has launched a ma­jor re­set­tle­ment of res­i­dents af­ter one of the dis­as­ters left nine peo­ple dead and 56 oth­ers miss­ing ear­lier this month.

The land­slide hit the liv­ing quar­ters of a min­ing com­pany as well as three homes in Nian­gou, a vil­lage in Zong­cun town­ship, Shanyang county, in the early hours of Aug 12.

Nearly 200 peo­ple in the vil­lage have al­ready been re­set­tled, said Wang Shun­bin, chief of the Nian­gou vil­lage Party com­mit­tee.

Each of them is el­i­gi­ble for re­lief funds of 380 yuan ($59)

5,000 dwellings

will be built in Shanyang county to re­set­tle lo­cal res­i­dents.

per month, Wang added.

Han Shuxue, chief of the Zhong­cun town­ship Party com­mit­tee, promised res­i­dents af­fected by the land­slide more than 300 new homes, which should be ready to move into around Fe­bru­ary 2016.

Han said in­spec­tions had found that 971 house­holds should be re­lo­cated for safety rea­sons, and that the county will build another 5,000 dwellings for their re­set­tle­ment.

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