More support sent to flood-affected people in central region hinh anh 1Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh visited flood-affected locals in  Hai Dinh commune of Hai Long district, Quang Tri province (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has urged the central province of Quang Tri, which has been hardest hit by recent floods and storms, to focus all resources to protect the lives and assets of locals and help them soon stabilise their life.

Meeting with provincial leaders on October 22, Binh requested the province to continue keeping a close watch on weather forecasts and taking measures to address flooding consequences in a more proactive manner, amid continued complicated developments of flooding and the approach of Storm Saudel – the eighth to enter the East Sea this year.

The locality was also asked to strictly follow the Government and Prime Minister’s instructions on disaster prevention and control, operate hydropower reservoirs safely, and actively carry out search and rescue missions and ensure safety for search and rescue forces.

The Deputy PM informed that the Government has decided to provide each flood-hit province with 1,000 tonnes of rice along with medicines and disinfectants, as well as 100 billion VND for search and rescue work.

On this occasion, he presented 100 million VND (4,321 USD) each to study encouragement funds of Huong Hoa and Dakrong districts, and granted gifts to several households affected by flooding in Hai Dinh commune of Hai Long district.

According to Quang Tri’s report, since October 7, floods have submerged 98 out of 124 communes, wards and towns of the province, killing 50 people, leaving four missing, and injuring 25 others.

Also on October 22, Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong visited and presented gifts to flood-affected people in Phong Dien and Quang Dien districts of Thua Thien-Hue province.

The districts are the two localities affected most by floods and landslides, with over 16,000 houses in Quang Dien and 13,000 others in Phong Dien inundated.

Phong granted 400 million VND for affected locals in the two districts. Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh also sent 100 million VND to the study encouragement fund of Phong Dien.

The central province of Thanh Hoa announced on the day that the provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front committee had received nearly 6 billion VND from local offices, organisations and enterprises in support of people in the central region.

Meanwhile, the Commission for the Management of State Capital at Enterprises and its 19 member units raised more than 60 billion VND, of which the Vietnam Electricity Group contributed over 21 billion USD, the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group 9.9 billion VND and the Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group 5.8 billion VND./.