Nearly 3,000 impoverished households across central region have built flood-resistant homes with assistance from a government project, as heard during a workshop on June 19.

The workshop reviewed the outcomes of the programme, which has been implemented under a Prime Minister decision since August 2014 in a bid to help construct flood-proof homes for disadvantaged residents of 13 central coastal provinces.

The programme requires a total funding of 366.7 billion VND (16.89 million USD), of which 100 billion VND (4.6 million USD) was designated for 2014.

According to reports released at the function, 45 percent of the 2014 plans have been completed thus far. Despite a sluggish pace in some provinces, active implementation is ongoing.

This year, the Finance Ministry plans to grant 133 billion VND (6.12 million USD) to the localities.

The Ministry of Construction urged local authorities to accelerate their implementation process via rapid disbursement or mobilising provincial budgets before the public funds are received.-VNA