Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh on August 26 signed a decision to allocate 772 tonnes of rice from the national reserves for the central province of Ninh Thuan .

The rice will be provided for local people who were affected by recent droughts.

The provincial People’s Committee was entrusted to deliver the aid to those needed.

If locals continue facing difficulties, the committee is responsible for reporting the situation to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs so that they will propose further assistance to the Prime Minister.-VNA