More support for localities hit by storms, floods hinh anh 1Houses submerged (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to provide additional 670 billion VND (29 million USD) from the central budget reserves for nine central and Central Highlands provinces to address consequences of recent storms and floods.

Accordingly, Quang Ngai province will receive 150 billion VND, Quang Nam 130 billion VND, Binh Dinh and Quang Tri 70 billion VND each, and Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Thua Thien-Hue and Kon Tum 50 billion VND each.

The money will be used to assist search and rescue missions; families which report their members dead or missing or their houses damaged; evacuate locals; support agricultural production; and repair infrastructure.

The Vietnam Red Cross Society Central Committee announced on November 25 that it had received 100,000 USD from Lee’s Sandwiches, a US-based chain of fast-food restaurants selling Vietnamese food, to support disaster-affected people in the central region.

On the day, the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) – Hanoi chapter also received over 13 billion USD from 21 units, offices, businesses and individuals.

Since October 13, it has received a total of 109.3 billion VND in support for localities hit by storms and floods.

Meanwhile, as of November 25, the VFF – Tien Giang raised a total of 14.3 billion VND./.