HA NOI — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the Finance Ministry to provide 9,880 tonnes of rice from the national reserve to people in seven provinces for Tet and during the in-between-crop period.
The allocations are: Lai Chau, 2,034 tonnes; Kon Tum, 390 tonnes; Binh Dinh, 2,000 tonnes; Thanh Hoa, 1,060 tonnes; Quang Nam, 2,000 tonnes; Phu Yen, 395 tonnes; and Dak Lak, 2,000 tonnes.
The PM asked provincial People's Committees to distribute the rice promptly and precisely. He said if misuse was detected, remaining rice must be returned to the national reserve and those involved would have to pay back the reserve. — VNS