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Financial support for flood-affected farmers

Update: December, 08/2011 - 10:57

HA NOI — The Prime Minister has approved financial support of VND120 billion ($5.7 million) for 12 Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces to buy rice seed for the upcoming spring harvest. The money will be advanced from the central budget to help local farmers to recover from recent floods. It will be refunded from the surplus revenue of 2011. Previously, a sum of VND340 billion ($16.2 million) was also given to 11 provinces in the region to help them overcome the aftermath of the floods. — VNS

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