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Residents receive storm shelters in Ninh Thuan Province

Update: January, 20/2016 - 18:03

: Delegates cut the ribbon to open a community house that provides shelter for residents during storm and flood in the southern Ninh Thuan Province. — Photo Vietnam Red Cross

NINH THUAN (VNS) — The Viet Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) today handed over four kindergartens and two community houses as study halls and storm and flood shelters to authorities in the southern Ninh Thuan Province.

The facilities were built as part of a US$100,000 project funded by Coca-Cola Viet Nam, under the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent's disaster-resistant house model.

"Co-operation between Coca-Cola Viet Nam and the VNRC aims to improve the effect of disaster response activities and to reduce the disaster's impact on residents in Viet Nam," Coca-Cola Viet Nam Communications and External Relations Director Nguyen Khoa My said.

The buildings will be used as places for daily study and community activities by the 500 local residents, including more than 100 students from the three districts of Ninh Phuoc, Ninh Ha and Thuan Bac of Ninh Thuan Province.

They will also be a safe shelter for nearly 1,400 households living in the area during storms and floods. — VNS

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