Landslides cause traffic congestion on road 40B in North Tra My district, Quang Nam. (Photo: VNA)

Quang Nam (VNA) – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh visited and offered sympathy to flood victims in the central province of Quang Nam on December 19.

The State official encouraged residents of Dien Ban Duy Vinh communes in Duy Xuyen district to resume their production after a recent flood. She ordered local authorities to support them and prevent hunger in these localities.

A total of 215 gifts were presented to the residents and 100 million VND (4,394 USD) were handed over to Duy Xuyen district in order to help recover local sources of livelihood.

After the visit, Thinh and her delegation had a working session with provincial officials.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dinh Van Thu reported that the December flooding is the worse since the beginning of the year, which left thousands of houses submerged, vegetable plantations damaged and transport in Cua Dai river mouth and inland main roads paralysed.

The local authorities have coordinated water releases at local hydropower plants and devised measures to help affected residents resume production.

He proposed the Government providing financial assistance to fix damaged main roads of the province.

The Vice President stressed the Party and Government’s commitment to tackling the flood consequences, with the Fatherland Front Central Committee calling for donations in Vietnam and abroad.

She urged the local administration to submit documents asking for assistance to the government as soon as possible.

At the meeting, the Vice President, who is also head of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC), presented 300 million VND (13,182 USD) from the fund to help local children continue their study.-VNA