|Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung visited the Quang Ninh Province yesterday and comforted the families affected by the record week-long floods. — Photo www.vov.vn
QUANG NINH — Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung yesterday urged local authorities of this northern province to resettle its locals who lost their houses to the week-long record floods.
He said the severe damage wreaked by the floods in the province highlighted the weakness of the restructured residential quarters in Ha Long City in particular and the province in general. The minister said his office would offer professional advice to the Construction Department of Quang Ninh Province on how to build these resettlement zones.
The ministry said it would supply two tonnes of concrete to the province to help the locals rebuild after the floods.
Local authorities have tried hard since last week to provide clean water to 85,000 households in the cities of Ha Long and Cam Pha in the province after the water pipeline of the Dien Vong Water Supply plant broke down due to the floods and landslides. Heavy rains have further slowed down the construction of a new water pipeline. —VNS