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Over 55 billion VND (2.52 million USD) has been handed over to the northern province of Quang Ninh to support its recovery efforts after the heaviest flooding in 40 years.

Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan, accompanied by the Vietnam Fund for Child Protection representatives and business players, presented 200 million VND to the families of victims.

The fund and the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) chipped in 200 million VND and 100 million VND, respectively. It is the second time PetroVietnam has donated to victims with a previous 500 million VND aid.

The provincial authorities were asked to rally all possible resources for recovery, assured visiting Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to affected families.

Secretary of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Doc announced on August 1 that Quang Ninh would provide as much as 50 million VND for each collapsed house, 25 million VND for each damaged house and 2 million VND per month to tenants for a duration of about three months.

He expressed his determination that the local Party Committee, administration and people would stand united to recover from the calamity and resume normalcy as soon as possible.

Earlier, provincial authorities announced the provision of aid worth 5 billion VND to 30,000 workers at the Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) who are unable to return to work due to the disaster.

Philanthropists from Dien Bien, Thai Binh, Hai Phong and Hanoi presented gifts and cash to Quang Ninh victims.

In Ban Sen commune of Van Don District, all 27 households have access to essential items thanks to relief operations by volunteers.

Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang has also decided to withdraw 5 billion VND from the fund raised by police officers to the cause.

On August 3, Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung visited flood-affected areas in Quang Ninh and a family who lost eight members in the flooding.

During a working session with provincial authorities, Dung said resettlement is now the top concern, adding that specialists will be dispatched to the provincial Department of Construction to assist with building proper resettlement areas.

The ministry will provide 2,000 tonnes of cement for Quang Ninh, he assured.

Also on the same day, about 200 households in the four isolated mountainous communes of Dap Thanh, Luong Mong, Minh Cam and Thanh Lam in Ba Che district were evacuated to safety.

The worst rainstorm and floods in 40 years have left 17 people dead, 339 damaged houses and 8,952 others submerged under water.-VNA