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Hà Tĩnh gets storm relief

Update: October, 26/2017 - 09:05
Aid on way: A house collapse caused by Doksuri storm in Hà Tĩnh. — Photo zing.vn
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HÀ TĨNH — Central Hà Tĩnh Province will receive 3,500 tonnes of rice from national reserve as relief following the recent storm, typhoon Doksuri, which swept through the province in September.

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc ordered the Ministry of Finance to transfer the rice from national reserves.

The PM insistted that the delivery reach the right people at the right time, referring to those hit hardest.

He also reminded the ministry and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to review residents afterwards to see if more aid was needed.

Doksuri caused huge losses in the central province, damaging more than 93,000 houses and public buildings, rupturing 21km of dykes, ruining 4,600ha of vegetables, rice and aquaculture. The province estimated total losses at VNĐ6 trillion (US$264 million).

Later in September, local authorities asked the Government for 3,000 tonnes of rice. Last year, the province was hit by repeated heavy floods.

Following Doksuri, the province was inundated by floodwater from anotgher tropical depression. — VNS

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