PM inspects post-flood recovery efforts in Khanh Hoa hinh anh 1A school in Khanh Hoa province was inundated (Photo VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on November 30 examined efforts to address consequences caused by the recent typhoon Damrey in Van Ninh district and Ninh Hoa town – the two worst-affected areas in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa.

The PM visited Van Lang secondary school which bore the most brunt of the storm in Van Ninh district, where many classrooms have been destroyed. The school has resumed operation, along with 50 out of the 80 schools in the locality.

After the flood, the district had actively implemented measures to handle consequences. As a result, the supply of electricity has been restored, most roads have been repaired.

PM Phuc also visited the Van Gia fishing village in the district where hundreds of shrimp and fish raising cages and houses were seriously damaged, and the Khatoco garment-textile factory, which was seriously damaged by the storm, forcing 1,500 workers to stop working for at least 45 days.

The PM told local officials that as the government’s funding is limited, the province needs to mobilise other resources to support flood victims.

The same day, the PM is scheduled to have a working session with key officials of Khanh Hoa to discuss measures to help the province quickly restore production for businesses and normal daily life for locals as soon as possible.

Typhoon Damrey, the 12th major storm in the East Sea, hit Vietnam’s south central coast on November 4. Following downpours and floods claimed 89 lives and left 18 missing and 174 others injured in central and Central Highlands localities as of November 7, according to the National Committee for Search and Rescue.-VNA