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Rice aid to reach poor people for Tet

Update: February, 05/2015 - 13:42
Rice to aid the poor from the national reserves has arrived in the central province of Nghe An. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The Prime Minister has instructed the finance ministry to allocate 4,208 tonnes of rice from the national reserves to help disadvantaged people in eight provinces enjoy the Tet festival.

Among the eight provinces, the central Quang Ngai province will receive the largest amount of 1,335 tonnes of rice. The northern provinces of Yen Bai, Ninh Binh, Cao Bang and Ha Nam will receive 308 tonnes, 195 tonnes, 475 tonnes and 687 tonnes respectively. Three Central Highlands provinces of Dak Lak, Kon Tum and Gia Lai will receive 550 tonnes, 279 tonnes and 379 tonnes respectively.

Earlier, three central provinces of Nghe An, Quang Tri and Binh Dinh, and two northern provinces of Lao Cai and Tuyen Quang were also given a total of 5,778 tonnes of rice for the same purpose.

To help the victims of disasters in 2014 in starting new cultivation of crops, the Prime Minister has instructed the agriculture and rural development ministry to allocate seeds to the northern province of Lang Son, and the central provinces of Quang Tri, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan.

About 1,400 tonnes of rice seeds, 267 tonnes of corn seeds and 13.7 tonnes of vegetable seeds will be given to victims of drought and of the two huge storms Rammasun and Kalmaegi that hit Viet Nam last year in July and November respectively. — VNS

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