Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc yesterday visited people in central Thừa Thiên-Huế and Quảng Trị provinces two years after the marine life disaster caused by the Taiwanese Hưng Nghiệp Formosa Steel Plant.
The cold spell in the northern region strengthened and brought down the temperature to below 8 degrees Celsius in mountainous areas on Wednesday.
Việt Nam expects to achieve 6 per cent growth in aquaculture and US$9 billion from aquatic product exports by 2020.
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình has urged the four central coastal localities affected by the recent environmental incident to thoroughly complete compensation by June 30 this year, thus moving to support their livelihood and recover maritime environment.
A cold spell is forecast to hit the northern region from Friday early morning with the lowest temperature dropping to 10 degree Celsius in the high mountainous areas, according to the National Hydrometeorological Forecast Centre.
Central coastal localities stretching from Thừa Thiên- Huế to Khánh Hòa have been put on alert of being hit by another torrential rain, with rainfall of up to 300mm, and floods between December 6 and 9.
All frozen-seafood testing expenses will be covered by part of the US$500-million compensation paid by Taiwanese Hưng Nghiệp Formosa Hà Tĩnh Steel Corporation.
A super typhoon, named Meranti, has been formed off the northwestern Pacific Ocean, near the East Sea, according to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre.