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Hanoi (VNA) – As many as 1,500 tonnes of salt will be provided for the central province of Ha Tinh to support people affected by recent heavy rains and floods, according to a decision signed by Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue on December 5.

The Deputy Prime Minister assigned the Ministry of Finance to give the assistance to the province.

The provincial People’s Committee is responsible for receiving and allocating salt effectively to local residents.

Ha Tinh was the most severely-affected by heavy rains and floods in October and November this year.

According to the provincial Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue, 93 communes with more than 24,000 households were flooded.

Floods damaged 723 hectares of rice fields, 1,415 hectares of crops, 400 hectares of fruit trees and peach trees, and over a dozen of tonnes of foodstuff.

Hundreds of thousands of livestock were killed or swept away, including more than 99,000 poultries, 869 buffaloes and cows, and 399 pigs.

A combined of 337 hectares of aquaculture areas were submerged.-VNA