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Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has directed the Ministry of Finance to provide rice from national reserves for the central provinces of Thanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan.

Accordingly, ethnic minority people in Thanh Hoa’s Thuong Xuan district will receive 3,762 tonnes of rice over the next five years. The beneficiaries are those who voluntarily grow, take care of and protect forests in 2016-2020.

Meanwhile, farmers affected by the recent drought in Ninh Thuan will be supplied with over 3,874 tonnes of rice.

This is the second time in 2016 the locality has received rice support from the Government. Earlier in January, it r​eceived more than 2,092 tonnes of rice.

The PM urged the two localities to promptly distribute the rice for those really in need.-VNA