Soldiers set up shelters for people who had to leave their home due to flood in Hoa Binh province (Photo: VNA)

 

Hoa Binh (VNA) – National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong on October 18 paid a fact-finding trip to Da Bac district in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh where she inspected the settlement of consequences caused by recent downpours and floods.

In Dong Nghe and Dong Ruong communes, Phong conveyed the regards and sympathy from Party and State leaders to local officials and residents over great loses in humans and property.

Having spoke highly of the support and assistance provided by administrations at all levels, sectors and people for affected residents, she asked the provincial authorities to continue supplying food, water and clothes to flood victims in Da Bac district.

Phong handed over 5 million VND to each of three bereaved families and 2 million VND to each of 18 households whose homes were swept away during the floods. The money was contributed by the NA Office.

In addition, NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission Pham Minh Chinh and Minister of Public Security To Lam also donated 150 million VND in total to Da Bac district.

According to the province’s steering board for disaster prevention, search and rescue, total damage caused by prolong downpours and floods in Hoa Binh has exceeded 800 billion VND (35.2 million USD).

By 4pm on October 16, floods had killed 24 people, injured 12 others and left 10 missing in Hoa Binh. Up to 19 dead and missing people were in Tan Lac district while 11 others were reported in Da Bac district. Mai Chau and Kim Boi districts recorded two deaths each.

While more than 1,000 houses were inundated and damaged, all rice and other crop areas in the province were affected by heavy rains and floods with over 10,000ha completely inundated.-VNA