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More support for localities hit by storms, floods

by NDO26 November 2020 Last updated at 18:54 PM

A street in the central city of Hue affected by floods (Photo: baodantoc.vn)
A street in the central city of Hue affected by floods (Photo: baodantoc.vn)

VTV.vn - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to provide additional VND670 billion (US$29 million) from the central budget reserves for nine central and Central Highlands provinces to address consequences of recent storms and floods.

Accordingly, Quang Ngai province will receive VND150 billion, Quang Nam VND130 billion, Binh Dinh and Quang Tri VND70 billion each, and Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Thua Thien-Hue and Kon Tum VND50 billion each.

The money will be used to assist search and rescue missions; families which report their members dead or missing or their houses damaged; evacuate locals; support agricultural production; and repair infrastructure.

The Vietnam Red Cross Society Central Committee announced on November 25 that it had received US$100,000 from Lee’s Sandwiches, a US-based chain of fast-food restaurants selling Vietnamese food, to support disaster-affected people in the central region.

On the day, the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) – Hanoi chapter also received over US$13 billion from 21 units, offices, businesses and individuals.

Since October 13, it has received a total of VND109.3 billion in support for localities hit by storms and floods.

Meanwhile, as of November 25, the VFF – Tien Giang raised a total of VND14.3 billion.

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