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Japanese Government helps residents in flood areas

Update: October, 21/2017 - 08:58
The Japanese Government, via the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), on Friday sent relief to residents in Yên Bái and Hòa Bình provinces after they suffered serious losses due to the recent typhoon and landslides.— VNA/VNS Photo Vũ Hà

HÀ NỘI — The Japanese Government, via the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), on Friday sent relief to residents in Yên Bái and Hòa Bình provinces after they suffered serious losses due to the recent typhoon and landslides.

Nagai Katsuro, envoy of the Japanese Embassy in Việt Nam, and Fujita Yasuo, chief representative of JICA Việt Nam, gave the relief, including 40 sets of waterproof canvas, 47 water filters and more than 5,000 blankets to representative of Việt Nam Trần Quang Hoài, director of the Flood and Typhoon Prevention and Control Administration under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Nagai Katsuro offered his sympathy to local residents who lost family members and property in the typhoon.

Fujita Yasuo appreciated the efforts of the Flood and Typhoon Prevention and Control Administration, and hoped that the relief would help ease local residents’ difficulties.

Director Hoài said that it was meaningful help from the Japanese Government and expressed close co-operation between the two countries.

Heavy rains occurred in Yên Bái, Hòa Bình, Sơn La and several other northern provinces from October 10-13. Serious landslides occurred in Phú Cường Commune, Tân Lạc District in Hòa Bình Province.

More than 100 people were killed, 38 others were injured, nearly 300 houses were damaged and 2,600 household required evacuation. More than 162,600ha of agricultural land was submerged, according to the MARD. — VNS

 

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