Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc commended central provinces for their well-prepared plans thus helping limit losses caused by tropical storm Nari while chairing a meeting in the central city of Da Nang on October 16.

“Losses in human lives have been limited thanks to proactive steps taken by localities and close supervision of Party’s Committees and authorities at different levels to deal with the storm,” the Deputy PM said.

He pledged to ensure food, medicine and accommodation for people in the flood-hit areas while doing the best for children to return to schools.

The leader urged the involvement of whole political system to assist flood victims to help them stabilise their lives, and called for the construction of sustainable facilities.

Earlier on the day, Deputy PM Phuc inspected river dykes in Dai Loc district, Quang Nam province. He also visited Hoang Van Thu elementary school and presented gifts to several families in Da Nang City.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Electricity of Vietnam has reconnected supply to 74 percent of the region.

Nari, the eleventh cyclonic storm of the year, killed five people and injured 49 others in central provinces while causing property losses amounting to an estimated 1.5 trillion VND (71 million USD).
Central Da Nang City and Quang Nam province were heavily damaged by the storm, which hit just two weeks after storm Wutip.

The Ministry of Health has warned central provinces to prepare for outbreaks of trachoma, dengue fever and dermatitis that often occur after flooding.-VNA