PM urges Ha Tinh to restore production in five days hinh anh 1PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc inspects the overcoming of Typhoon Doksuri's consequences in Ha Tinh (Photo: VNA)

Ha Tinh (VNA) Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Ha Tinh province and Ky Anh district, the hardest hit locality in the central province, to mobilise all resources to overcome consequences left by Typhoon Doksuri, the 10th of its kind arising in the East Sea so far this year.

During the PM’s visit to Ha Tinh, one of the hardest hit localities by the typhoon, on September 16, lauded locals for their active preparation for the storm, which helped minimise losses.

He asked for efforts to support locals, not leaving anyone hungry and homeless, while preventing environmental pollution and epidemics and promptly restoring schools and production.

“In the next five days, authorised agencies must assure the supply of power to all local households, along with necessary medicine and varieties for production,” he urged.

The PM also agreed on the aid of rice as well as the direct assistance of 40 billion VND to build two telecommunication towers.

He also asked Ha Tinh to coordinate with relevant agencies to repair houses for affected locals, while helping them settle down their lives and restore production.

An initial report showed that 69,112 houses’ roofs in Ha Tinh, mostly in Ky Anh town and Ky Anh district, were ripped off by strong winds. Alongside, 2,400 houses in Cam Xuyen district have been submerged in floodwater, while over 3,100 hectares of aquatic farming were also destroyed, along with nearly 1,000 hectares of rice fields and 8,000 hectares of fruit trees.

The storm also damaged many schools, health care stations, and public works.

Earlier on September 15, the Government leader also inspect the overcoming of storm aftermaths in Quang Binh province.

Typhoon Doksuri caused 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.

Thirty three Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh, Dong Hoi and Thanh Hoa were cancelled. Vietnam Railways also cancelled seven passenger trains and five cargo trains at stations in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces. -VNA