12/01/2020 19:40 GMT+7
Six years ago, a village of tycoons appeared in Son Tay District, in the central province of Quang Ngai, as local people became billionaires overnight thanks to land compensation from a hydropower project.
|Villager Dinh Thi Vun of the Anh Nhoi 2 resettlement village, Son Tay District, Quang Ngai Province. Photo thanhnien.vn|
Almost immediately, they poured money into building splendid homes that shaped a new urban area in the forest.
Most of them, however, soon returned to poverty and now have to live on rice subsidies due to overspending.