Ministry pledges rice aid to Quang Ngai hinh anh 1People wade through a flooded road (Photo: VNA)

Quang Ngai (VNA) – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Labour (MOLISA) has pledged to provide 300 tonnes of rice in aid to the central province of Quang Ngai which was hard hit by flooding during November 30-December 8.

At a working session with the provincial People’s Committee on December 14, MOLISA Minister Dao Ngoc Dung requested the local administration quickly count and report flood damages so that the ministry can decide on suitable support.

According to initial reports, the recent floods killed 10 people in the province, leaving four missing and inundated 1,800 houses. More than 700 hectares of rice fields and over 3,500 hectares of crop were damaged. National Highway 24 and 24C as well as many provincial roads were also affected.

Local officials also asked for more funding to build houses and the second phase of the sanatorium for people who rendered service to the country.

Since November 29, heavy rains hit the central region, causing widespread floods that claiming 10 lives in Quang Ngai province, six in Binh Dinh and three in Quang Nam.

Hundreds of houses were collapsed, thousands of hectares of rice and crops were submerged, roads and other facilities were damaged in the hardest-hit provinces of Thue Thien – Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh.

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has instructed the National Steering Committee and the National Search and Rescue Committee to sum up damages in central localities hit by the recent floods and submit proposals on support to the localities.-VNA