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Over 1,200 storm victims benefit from UNDP project

Update: January, 17/2019 - 15:15
A house built within the project’s framework. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

PHÚ YÊN — More than 1,240 people in the central provinces of Khánh Hoà, Phú Yên and Quảng Nam who were victims of Storm Damrey in late 2017 have received support from a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project.

The information was revealed during a conference to conclude the project held in Tuy Hoà City on Wednesday. The project, sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Korea, was launched in December 2017 and ended in December 2018.

Nearly 80 houses were repaired and 304 others were built, surpassing the project’s initial target.

Each house cost nearly VNĐ50 million (US$2,200). Beneficiaries included impoverished households and those whose houses were destroyed by the storm.

In addition, funds worth $5,000 each were set up in the provinces of Phú Yên and Khánh Hoà to help local residents improve their housing situations.

Damrey hit Việt Nam on November 4, 2017, affecting more than 4.3 million people and causing losses of more than $1 billion. Khánh Hoà, Phú Yên, Bình Định and Quảng Nam provinces were the hardest hit. — VNS

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