A disaster-proof community house at a kindergarten in Thuan Bac district of Ninh Thuan (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)

Ninh Thuan (VNA) – Multifunctional facilities serving as shelter from natural disasters were inaugurated in the south central coast province of Ninh Thuan on January 20.

The facilities were originally four kindergartens and community houses in Thanh Hai, Nhon Hai and Ho Hai communes in Ninh Hai district, and Cong Hai commune in Thuan Bac district. They were re-built under the storm-and-flood-proof house design of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

They can also be used as study areas for over 100 children and venues for over 500 people in community activities.

The construction cost nearly 2.8 billion VND (124,800 USD), over 2.2 billion VND (98,000 USD) of which was funded by Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Ltd.

Nguyen Khoa My, Director of public relations of Coca-Cola Southeast Asia, said Coca-Cola Vietnam’s coordination with the Vietnam Red Cross Society is part of the parent company’s cooperation with the International Federation to help improve the effectiveness of global climate change response and mitigation activities.-VNA