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Government to send drought aid to Ninh Thuan

Update: August, 27/2014 - 14:33
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HA NOI (VNS) — The government will send nearly 800 tons of rice immediately to Ninh Thuan Province to help families struggling with drought there.

According to a decision signed on Tuesday by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh, the rice consignment will be taken from the national reserve storage. The People's Committee of Ninh Thuan is in charge of allocating the rice to the deserving beneficiaries.

The labour and finance ministries will have to monitor the situation of the people, see if further emergency aid is needed and report to the Prime Minister.

The Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces have been suffering from drought for the past five months. — VNS

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