PM directs fixing of storm consequences in Nghe An hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc inspects the overcoming of Doksuri storm's consequences in Nghe An province’s Cua Lo town (Photo: VNA)

Nghe An (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 16 inspected recovery efforts in Nghe An province’s Cua Lo town after Typhoon Doksuri swept through the central locality one day earlier.

PM Phuc visited Nghi Hai primary school in Nghi Hai ward of Cua Lo, where the roof of many classrooms were blown away, with total losses of about 1 billion VND. He encouraged teachers to focus on overcoming the disaster, and ask necessary assistance from the province.

He urged Nghe An to continue mobilising forces to clean the environment and support locals in repairing houses and schools, making sure that on September 19, all students can return to schools and all locals can access to fresh water and power.

He also asked the province to help locals resume  production by September 17.

He agreed on proposals of Secretary of the Nghe An Party Committee Nguyen Dac Vinh on the setting up of flood warning systems in Ky Son district and Hieu River, and the upgrade of sea dyke of the province to enhance its resilience.

Earlier, the PM also inspected the overcoming of Typhoon Doksuri’s consequences in Quang Binh and Ha Tinh provinces.

Typhoon Doksuri, the 10th of its kind arising in the East Sea and the strongest one hitting Vietnam in many years, left five deaths and dozens of injuries in six hours in Vietnam on September 15.

The typhoon caused winds of up to 135kmph, cutting power to many localities and affecting 1.3 million people. Thousands of houses were destroyed and power and telecommunications networks were damaged.-VNA