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Government supports flood victims

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:31 am

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on December 3 decided to extract VND335 billion (US$16,75 million) from the State budget and 8,600 tons of rice from the National reserve in support for central provinces to surmount the flood consequences.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (R) hands emergency relief to flood victims in the central province of Ha Tinh on October 20, 2010.(Photo:VNA)

Accordingly, government will hand over to Quang Tri Province VND30 billion and Thua Thien Hue provinces VND30 billion ($1,5 million) and 1,000 tons of rice.

Quang Nam Province will receive VND30 billion and Quang Ngai Province will receive VND40 billion and 2,000 tons of rice.

Government will provide VND40 billion and 1,000 tons of rice to Binh Dinh Province, Phu Yen VND30 billion and 2,000 tons of rice, Khanh Hoa VND30 billion and 500 tons of rice and Ninh Thuan VND70 billion and 2,000 tons of rice.

The PM also asked local authorities to use localities’ standby budget to overcome flood consequences.

As of November 10, the flood weary southern central provinces in the last few day were buffeted by another deluge which has killed 28 people and left two others missing.

Khanh Hoa Province alone had eight dead, one missing and six injured, total economic losses was estimated to reach VND410 billion (US$20.5 million).

In Binh Dinh Province, the traffic was blocked on some roads in Tuy Phuoc town. 


Source: SGGP

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