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Government funds local flood shelters

Update: September, 01/2014 - 08:51
Earlier this year, the Construction Ministry asked the Government to promulgate policies on building storm-resistant homes for more than 86,000 households in 20 coastal provinces from Quang Ninh in the north to Ba Ria-Vung Tau in southern Viet Nam.— Photo citinews

HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered the release of aid that will enable each poor household in Viet Nam's central region to build storm- and flood-resistant homes.

The Prime Minister wants each qualified household in the region, estimated to number in the thousands, to receive between VND12 million to VND16 million (US$570 to 760) in funds sourced from the State and provincial budgets for the purpose.

Beneficiaries will also be provided with a maximum preferential loan of VND15 million from the Bank for Social Policy for the construction of the homes. This policy is to be carried out from now till 2016.

An estimated eight to nine typhoons and storms pass through the central region every year and cause much harm to lives and property. Last year, exactly 285 people were killed and VND28 trillion ($1.3 billion) worth of property destroyed during the rainy season, as a result of typhoons and storms.

Earlier this year, the Construction Ministry asked the Government to promulgate policies on building storm-resistant homes for more than 86,000 households in 20 coastal provinces from Quang Ninh in the north to Ba Ria-Vung Tau in southern Viet Nam.

The estimated number of affected households is based on survey and evaluation results on the housing situation in areas prone to typhoons, storms and low pressure areas. — VNS

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