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Floods aftermath: Việt Nam spends $5m as relief

Update: November, 29/2016 - 14:00
An excavator is cleaning mud in a section of Thanh Niên Road after storm Dianmu hit Yên Bái Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Thế Duyệt
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved a plan to draw over VNĐ115 billion (US$5 million) from the State budget to assist 10 localities in dealing with the aftermath of storm Dianmu and the floods this year.

The storm was the third tropical storm hitting the East Sea this year in August, killing nine people, leaving two missing and injuring 15 others, besides causing heavy damage worth millions of dollars in the localities.

The localities include Yên Bái, Hòa Bình, Hà Giang and Tuyên Quang, as well as Thái Nguyên, Vĩnh Phúc, Quảng Ninh and Ninh Bình, along with Thanh Hóa and Nghệ An.

Northern mountainous Yên Bái Province, which suffered the most, will receive the maximum financial support, worth VNĐ25 billion ($1.1 million).

Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said the money would be used to repair and improve infrastructure, such as dykes and roads that were destroyed during the storm and floods in the localities.

Phúc tasked the People’s Committee of the localities to supervise and report to the National Steering Committee for Flood Prevention and Control on how the money was being spent.

He also ordered the localities’ administrations to provide financial support from the local budget to households whose crop, cows, buffaloes and aqua products were destroyed or had died during the storm and floods. — VNS



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