The Ministry of Finance is ordered to allocate over 1,400 tonnes of rice from the national reserves for needy residents in Ha Giang, Bac Kan, Thanh Hoa and Phu Yen provinces. (Photo: baochinhphu.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has recently inked decisions on rice distribution to the provinces of Ha Giang, Bac Kan, Thanh Hoa and Phu Yen ahead of Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.

He ordered the Ministry of Finance to allocate over 1,400 tonnes of rice from the national reserves for needy residents in those localities.

Accordingly, the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang will receive 340.5 tonnes of rice while the amount for the northern mountainous province of Bac Kan, the central province of Thanh Hoa and the south central province of Phu Yen are 99.2 tonnes, 677.6 tonnes and 302.3 tonnes, respectively.

The provincial People’s Committees of the provinces are required to ensure timely rice distribution to the targeted residents.-VNA