Quang Ninh rallies resources for post-flood recovery hinh anh 1Search and rescue efforts are prompted in Quang Ninh (Source: VNA)

Post-flood recovery efforts are ongoing in the north-eastern province of Quang Ninh which have so far cost an estimated 15 billion VND (714,000 USD).

Burial services and other assistance expenses will be wholly covered by local authorities and families of the injured will receive 3 million VND (142 USD) each.

The heaviest downpour in 40 years began in the northeast part of the province on July 26, leaving 23 local residents dead or missing. The total damage has amounted to over 1 trillion VND (45.8 million USD).

Nearly 3,900 houses, schools and hospitals were submerged with several places in Cam Pha, Ha Long and Van Don more than two metres underwater.

As many as 19 houses were destroyed and more than 1,100 hectares of rice and crops and 300 hectares of aquaculture inundated in water.

On July 29, a landslide blocked traffic in Cam Pha city and Van Don district. To make matters worse, the heavy rain also collapsed water pipelines in Cam Pha and Ha Long cities, disrupting water supply for the next two weeks.

Electricity supply has resumed in flood-stricken areas. All necessary equipment has been sent to the 110-kilovolt Mong Duong power station.

Van Don, Cam Pha and Ha Long power stations are well-equipped for all possible contingencies.

The provincial authorities asked relevant units to clean up the rubble and rubbish on the streets and in residential areas.

The provincial Department of Health also directed the preventive medical centre to launch decontamination sprays and environmental clean-ups

In another development, local relevant agencies are searching for six fishermen who went missing when their fishing boat sank near Co To Island on July 27. Only one fisherman was rescued by the Border Guard one day later.-VNA