Quang Nam: House repair for storm-hit victims urged as Tet nears hinh anh 1A house affected by Typhoon Damrey last year. Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)
Quang Nam (VNA) – The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of central Quang Nam province has urged its chapters to work with local authorities to help storm-hit people repair and rebuild houses as Tet, Vietnam’s traditional New Year holiday, is approaching.

The committee has allocated approximately 4.3 billion VND to aid the mountainous districts of Nam Tra My, Bac Tra My, Phuoc Son, Nong son, Hiep Duc and Nam Giang, the province’s hardest-hit by Typhoon Damrey early November 2017.

The sum will be used to rebuild 106 houses which collapsed due to floods and landfall and to repair 188 others.

About 220 families living in the province’s areas prone to floods and landslide also received support from a project initiated by the General Department of Disaster Prevention and Control at the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to repair and rebuild affected houses. The project is expected to last in June this year.

In early November, 2017, the southern coastal region was hit by storm Damrey, one of the worst storms to strike the region in years.

The typhoon and subsequent floods claimed 89 lives and left 18 missing and 174 others injured in central and Central Highlands localities as of November 7, 2017.-VNA