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Project helps many in flood provinces

Update: September, 16/2013 - 11:00
On September 2011, a historic flood ravaged the area; killing 85 people and destroying 13,000 houses and 11,800 ha of rice crops in the region.— Photo vawr

HA NOI (VNS)— About 3,000 residents affected by floods in 2011 in Cuu Long Delta provinces An Giang and Dong Thap, were provided with new houses and water and sanitation facilities by a 12-month project funded by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department.

The US$1.33million project which started in August last year, helped provide 200 houses, 2,000 water filters and 1,000 stainless steel tanks to households.

It also enabled 20 clean water systems and funded toilets for 9 schools, while raising awareness on disaster prevention, water safety and environmental hygiene for 3,000 households and 2,440 students.

On September 2011, a historic flood ravaged the area; killing 85 people and destroying 13,000 houses and 11,800 ha of rice crops in the region. — VNS

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