A communal medical station that also serves as a shelter for local people from natural disasters was put into operation in the central province of Quang Ngai on October 25, the fifth of its kind in the locality.

The station in Nghia Hoa commune, Tu Nghia district was built at a cost of 3.7 billion VND (174,000 USD). Of which, 2.7 billion VND (128,000 USD) was donated by the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade ( Vietcombank ), while the remaining was sourced from the local budget.

With 731 square metres of floor space, the second floor of the two-storey building is designed to house many people if large-scale flooding occurs.

The station is one of 69 buildings of this kind that the central region’s fund for natural disaster prevention aims to build in storm- and flood-prone provinces from Thanh Hoa to Binh Thuan.-VNA