Close to 3,600 tonnes of rice allocated to two disaster-hit provinces of Quang Binh and Quang Ngai

Central Vietnam has frequently suffered from extreme weather conditions, and back-to-back storms over the last two months have caused huge losses. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered more efficient measures to overcome consequences caused by natural disasters and help affected residents return to their normal lives.

A flooded road in Ha Tinh city of central Ha Tinh province in October. Source: VOV

Prime Minister Phuc has decided to use more than 3,590 tonnes of rice from the national reserves as relief aid for the central provinces of Quang Binh and Quang Ngai in a bid to support people victimised by recent natural disasters, reported VNA.

Accordingly, Quang Binh is to receive 2,000 tonnes and Quang Ngai, the rest.

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs is responsible for collecting information and statistics while the local authorities are ordered to promptly distribute the aid to the people in need.

Politburo member Truong Thi Mai visits teachers and students in difficult circumstances in Tu Mo Rong district. Source: NDO

Politburo member and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai visited and presented gifts to teachers and students in difficult circumstances in Tu Mo Rong District, Kon Tum Province, on December 3, according to NDO.

She granted 486 gifts and learning equipment worth nearly VND1.1 billion to teachers and students at Tu Mo Rong boarding school for ethnic minority students andDak Ha primary school along with other educational establishments in the district.

On December 3, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) Tran Thanh Manreceived VND10 billion from the Party Committee, authorities and people of Thai Nguyen Province to support local people in central and Central Highlands regions in overcoming the losses due to recent floods.

The VFFCC President said that the financial support will be used to rebuild and repair houses for flood victims, buy learning equipment for students and provide seedlings and production materials for the locals.

Saigon-Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SHB) and other sponsors presented money and hundreds of gifts to needy households and flood victims in Thua Thua Hue Province on December 3.

The bank also helped the locality to repair public facilities including Phu An primary school in Phu Vang District, a storm-proof house in Phong Dien District and others, with support of nearly VND300 million to each facility.

Petrovietnam Fertilizer and Chemicals Corporation (PVFCCo) and its member companies will present 280 tonnes of NPK Phy My fertilizers to 10,000 farmer households in districts severely damaged by natural disasters in the provinces of Quang Binh, Ha Tinh, Quang Ngai, Quang Nam, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien Hue from December 1-10.

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs received a financial support of VND700 million from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on December 3 to help flood-affected people in Ha Tinh Province.

The aid will be used to buy breed cattle and poultry for 140 needy and policy beneficiary households in five communes of Thach Thang, Tuong Son, Thach Lac, Tan Lam Huong and Thach Dai in Thach Ha District.

Tu Pham