From 9/4 to 11/4/2013, the Research Center for Resources and Rural Development (RECERD) has organized 02 village seminars, 01 commune talk about “legal advice on compensation for Clearance” in Quynh Lap Commune, Quynh Luu, Nghe An province.

The activities are under the sub-project “Consultation for local authorities to build agreement on compensation, site clearance in Quynh Lap, Quynh Luu, Nghe An” which is financially funded by the Research Center for Management and Sustainable Development (MSD).

More than 112 participants joined the seminars (of which more than 30% women), who represent local authorities and 02 regions: 1) the region acquired for the industrial zone – Dong Hoi Port and 2) the region for resettlement, members of 7 law circulating clubs. The talks focused on direct two-way dialogues between citizens and local authorities, with legal assistance from RECERD. In addition there were direct legal advice session for local difficult cases.

During the event, 118 questions and issues from citizens were addressed by the local government and RECERD lawyers; 32 households were legally advised on their significant problems; 08 difficult cases due to inappropriate work metho of local officials  were discussed and troubleshoot.

The contents: Compensation Plan according to the Decision No. 01/2012/QD – Committee of Nghe An Province on 4/1/2012;  resettlement plan map is the result of the work between local authorities , clubs, citizens and consulting design firm; programs and plans of the province, district and the region were released in the event.

For closing the event, representatives of Quynh Lap Commune People’s Committee pledged a close cooperation with its citizens and the 07 clubs complete compensation, site clearance and houseing resettlement, livelihood and employment for its citizens.

(Source: Xuan Lap – RECERD)