Government provides more rice aid for central provinces hinh anh 1A member of the Quang Tri provincial Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union presents aid to flood victims in Huong Hoa province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to provide 6,500 tonnes of rice from the national reserve for four central provinces to assist people affected by the recent flooding.

Under Decision 1676/QD-TTg, Quang Binh will receive 2,500 tonnes of rice, Quang Tri 2,000 tonnes, and Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam each 1,000 tonnes.

Since October 6, downpours brought by storms Linfa and Nangka caused record flooding and serious landslides on a wide scale in the central region. As of October 25, the death toll during the disaster reached 130, with 18 still missing. Some 7 million people have been affected./.