Additional 600 models of storm shelters have been put into use in Go Cong Dong and Tan Phu Dong districts, southern Tien Giang province, helping locals in coastal areas access a safer place during the storm season.

The new facilities have brought the total of such models in the two districts’ 11 coastal communes to 1,100.

As designed, each model is 2 metres wide and 2.5 metres long with reinforced concreted roof, brick wall, ceramic tile floor and galvanised steel door frame.

Built at a cost of 17 million VND (799 USD), each facility is able to cover from 4-6 people in case of typhoon.

According to the provincial Department of Irrigation and Flood and Storm Prevention, about 600 poor households in the two districts’ coastal communes have received the province’s funding to build the shelters.-VNA