Quang Ngai officials inspect flood-hit area (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a dispatch, instructing measures to overcome the consequences of floods triggered by heavy rains in the central region, which caused huge losses of lives and assets.

In the document, the PM expressed his condolences to the families of dead victims and the affected communities and localities.

He stressed that the floods have lasted many days and requested the People’s Committees of central provinces, relevant ministries and sectors work together to mitigate losses and help local residents resume normal life.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade is to instruct supervision of reservoirs and power networks to ensure they operate effectively and safely while regulating supply of basic goods for residents in the region.

The National Search and Rescue Committee, the Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of Public Security are required to have their forces ready to help local people to cope with floods and impacts.    

Since November 29, heavy rains have hit the central region, causing widespread floods that claiming nine lives in Quang Ngai province, six in Binh Dinh and three Quang Nam.

Hundreds of houses were collapsed, thousands of hectares of rice and crops were submerged, roads and other facilities were damaged in the hardest-hit provinces of Thue Thien – Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh.-VNA