The central province of Nghe An and the Central Natural Disaster Relief Fund are working together to speed up the construction of seven flood-resistant community houses in areas vulnerable to the natural calamity.

The fund had earlier supported Nghe An – one of the most flood-prone localities in the country, to build eight similar works.

The 2.7-billion VND project in Hung Nhan commune, Hung Nguyen district, for example, covers an area of 800 square metres with four rooms, a kitchen, a water tank, toilets and other auxiliary facilities. It can accommodate over 400 locals for many days to avoid floods.

Apart from cash raised by different organisations at home and abroad, local authorities every year spend a certain amount of money to upgrade schools, medical stations and people’s committees’ offices which will be used as shelters in case of floods.

Known as the most disaster-prone region and with a high rate of poverty, central Vietnam suffers from numerous types of natural calamities, with annual flood being the most severe.-VNA