4,000 tons of rice to flood-hit provinces in central Vietnam
4,000 tons of rice to flood-hit provinces in central Vietnam (25/10/2020)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has assigned the Ministry of Finance to take 4,000 tons of rice from the national rice reserves to supply Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam provinces as relief aid for flood-hit residents there.
Under the prime minister’s decision, the four provinces will receive 1,000 tons of rice each, VietnamPlus news site reported.
The governments of the four provinces will be in charge of receiving and promptly handing over the rice to residents hard hit by the flood.
Besides, the prime minister on October 18 issued a dispatch calling for greater efforts in rescue operations and addressing consequences of landslides at the Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue and at Army Economic Group 337, a unit of Military Region 4 in Quang Tri Province.
Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains over the past ten days in the central and Central Highlands regions, especially Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Tri provinces, have killed 84 people and left dozens of others missing.
As such, PM Phuc sent Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and many leaders of relevant ministries and departments to Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces to direct these provinces to step up search and rescue operations and settlement of the consequences of floods.
Heavy rains are forecast to continue in the coming days, posing a high risk of landslides and flash floods in the central and Central Highlands regions. The PM asked relevant units to continue adopting a series of solutions to protect the life and properties of residents.
Meanwhile, chairpeople of provinces and cities and leaders of units and agencies in the localities were also asked to promptly check and review residential areas and facilities to evacuate people and remove vehicles and properties out of dangerous locations facing high risks of landslides and flash floods.
Flood-hit provinces and cities were ordered to supply food, drink and necessities to locals, especially households who lost their home.

Translator: Nhat Ha

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