A residential area is flooded in Binh Dinh province. (Source: VNA)

Binh Dinh (VNA) – The central province of Binh Dinh will distribute rice aid to families affected by natural disasters this year, with an average 15kg of rice for each person.

Vice Chairman of Binh Dinh provincial People’s Committee said the province will deliver 1,108 tonnes of rice provided by the government to 11 districts and towns hit by floods and droughts.

The provincial People’s Committee assigned the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to coordinate with the relevant agencies to receive and distribute rice to households under regulations.

Four consecutive floods over the past months killed 17 people, injured five others and caused an estimated loss of 800 billion VND (36 million USD) in Binh Dinh.

The province has asked the government for 300 billion VND (14 million USD) in aid to restore transport infrastructure and irrigation works, helping local people resume production.-VNA