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Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has decided to allocate 130 billion VND (5.72 million VND) sourced from the 2015 State budget to help ten provinces affected by storms and floods repair their damaged essential infrastructure.

The beneficiaries are the northern provinces of Cao Bang, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Hoa Binh, Vinh Phuc and Ninh Binh, and Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Quang Nam provinces in the central region.

The PM also assigned the Finance Ministry to provide 20 tonnes of vegetable seeds for Thanh Hoa province to assist local flood victims in restoring their production.

He asked People’s Committees of centrally-run cities and provinces to use the aid, their own budget and other legal capital resources for right purposes and subjects, and report the outcomes to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs will join hands with the Finance Ministry to support families having their houses destroyed or their relatives killed and injured by natural disasters.

Between September and October 2015, storms and floods left 23 people dead and missing and damaged 94 houses, more than 15,900 hectares of rice and nearly 8,500 hectares of crops, causing economic losses of more than 1.3 trillion VND (57.2 million USD).-VNA