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Funds allocated for evacuation plans during natural disasters

Update: October, 28/2014 - 14:08
Statistics from the Ministry of Planning and Investment showed that 7,077 households with more than 33,000 residents had to be evacuated quickly from areas at high risk of flash floods and landslides this year. — Photo vietq

HA NOI (VNS) — The Prime Minister has approved the allocation of VND239 billion (US$11.5 million) for urgent evacuation plans in areas threatened by natural disasters in 24 provinces nationwide.

Statistics from the Ministry of Planning and Investment showed that 7,077 households with more than 33,000 residents had to be evacuated quickly from areas at high risk of flash floods and landslides this year.

Flash floods and landslides occur frequently in mountainous areas during the rainy season. Since 2000, hundreds of such natural disasters have hit Viet Nam. — VNS


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