HA NOI (VNS)— The Viet Nam Red Cross yesterday decided to provide VND1.12 billion (US$533,000) in emergency aid to five flood-affected central provinces, including Binh Dinh, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Kon Tum and Gia Lai.
The donations to be provided to poor families affected by the floods includes products for families, water purification pills, and money for buying food and essential commodities.
Previously, the Binh Dinh Provincial Red Cross had provided 6,000 boxes of instant noodles, 3,000 fast-food portions and 2,000 litres of drinking water to flood victims in the province.
On a visit to Quang Nam Province and Da Nang City, Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai yesterday asked each locality to focus on activities that would help people overcome difficulties and stabilise their lives and production.
Hai urged the two localities to improve their methods of weather forecasting and to provide timely information on storms, floods or the release of water from the power plant's reservoirs to minimise the impact of natural disasters and floods.
The province and city were asked to provide enough food and clean water to everyone affected by the floods .
Quang Nam Province has asked the Government to support the provision of $4.2 million in aid for repairing facilities that help the community, schools, and medical clinics and for buying rice seed to grow crops. — VNS