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Hanoi (VNA) – China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has sent a message of sympathy to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on heavy losses caused by floods in central localities.

In his message dated December 16, the Chinese official expressed his deep sympathy to the people living in flood-hit areas and said he believed they will shortly resume their routine production and daily activities under the leadership of the Vietnamese Government.

On an online meeting on December 17, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc have instructed ministries, sectors and central localities to mobilised all forces and resources to ensure safety and food for residents in flood-hit areas and minimising losses in human lives and property.

Official statistics show that heavy rain and flood in the central region from December 12-16 left 15 deaths and missing, destroying more than 130 houses, inundating nearly 112,000 others. Over 10,000 hectares of rice fields and many infrastructure and transportation works were damaged.-VNA